OTTAWA (January 24, 2018) – The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) would like to invite everyone to talk, text, and join in on social media in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 31.
As the national voice for 17 health associations, CAMIMH works to raise awareness about the everyday realities of mental illness, and to end the stigma surrounding it. With 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing a mental health problem or illness in a given year, the campaign highlights how mental illness has an impact on everyone. CAMIMH encourages all Canadians to join the conversation and listen to the entire Bell Let’s Talk team, including 37 new friends of Bell Let’s Talk, talk about the impact mental illness has on Canadians of all walks of life.
“CAMIMH is proud to work closely with Bell Let’s Talk. We are especially proud to have past Champions of Mental Health and Faces of Mental Illness as a larger part of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign to continue their important work as ambassadors for mental health,” said CAMIMH co-chair Lisa Crawley.
The Bell Let’s Talk initiative has helped to support CAMIMH’s campaigns for the past six years. Ensuring that all Canadians have access to affordable mental health services is one of the main missions of CAMIMH. “Bell Let’s Talk has worked to create a national conversation about mental health and mental illness, and how we can support those in need. Together we can beat last year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day record of 131,705,010 total messages of support and $6,585,250.50 more funding for Canadian mental health,” said CAMIMH co-chair Chris Summerville. “By having the opportunity to join a national conversation about mental health and mental illness, Canadians have access to a wealth of information and support, and benefit from Bell Let’s Talk Day.”
Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 31
Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of these interactions on January 31, at no extra cost to participants:
- Text and talk: Every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS customers
- Twitter: Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and Bell Let’s Talk Day video view
- Facebook: Every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and use of the Bell Let’s Talk frame
- Instagram: Every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view
- Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let’s Talk filter and video view
The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day, and provides significant Bell funding of mental health care and access, research and workplace leadership initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk
For more information about Bell Let’s Talk Day, please visit: bell.ca/letstalk
For more information about CAMIMH and its campaigns, please visit: camimh.ca