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On January 30, 2019, it is Bell Let’s Talk Day. On this day, Bell Canada will donate 5 cents towards mental health initiatives for each of the following:
As lawyers who handle short term and long term disability claims for all types of illnesses and injuries, we understand how a mental illness affects a person’s ability to work and various aspects of a person’s life.
There are various types of mental illness, and all of them can have a serious impact on both the individual and his or her family:
Important Facts To Consider*:
Part of Bell’s campaign is to make Canadians realize that mental illness is everyone’s concern.
According to the World Health Organization*:
Bell Let’s Talk Day is an important day. It is about increasing awareness, reducing stigma, helping to change behaviours and attitudes about mental health issues.
Bell Let’s Talk has developed a mental health initiative and 5 ways to help end stigma.
What is the Bell Let’s Talk Mental Health Initiative?
The Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative centres around 4 pillars:
Stigma is a big hurdle for anyone suffering from a mental illness and is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help. Bell Let’s Talk awareness campaign and Bell Let’s Day opens the national conversation about mental illness across Canada. It is about growing the dialogue on mental health.
Care & Access
Bell Canada supports a variety of organizations. Only one-third of those who need mental health-related services in Canada will receive treatment. This is due to the stigma associated with mental illness or because they do not have access to programs in their community.
Mental health is the leading cause of workplace disability in Canada and represents 15% of Canada’s burden of disease. Bell practices workplace health and encourages greater corporate engagement across Canada.
Bell is investigating in the best-in-class research programs with the potential to have a transformative impact on Canadians. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people are affected by mental illness. It is expected by 2020 that mental illness will be the leading cause of disability on the planet.
What are the 5 ways to help end stigma?
5 ways Canadians can help end stigma are:
Listen and Ask
Talk About It
If you or someone you know has been denied short-term or long-term disability benefits for any reason, do not hesitate to contact the law firm of Aaron Waxman and Associates. We offer a free initial consultation with a licensed lawyer that can be arranged at a date and time of your choosing and at your convenience.
*Facts and statistics have been provided by the Bell Let’s Talk Campaign website and the CMHA website.
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