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On Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 28, 2015, Bell will contribute 5 cents to mental health related initiatives for every text message sent, mobile and long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and every Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk Day image.
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.
The Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative centres around 4 pillars (information courtesy of the Bell Let’s Talk website):
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.
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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.
Some facts courtesy of the Bell Let’s Talk website:
Aaron Waxman & Associates supports Bell Let’s Talk Day. Education and knowledge are steps towards ending stigma. Let’s join the conversation on #BellLetsTalk Day.
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