Mental illness continues to have a tremendous impact on individuals and families, our communities, our workplaces and our national economy. Thank you to all of those who have been part of Canada’s mental health movement over these few years and welcome everyone to this year’s campaign as we work to keep the positive momentum going.
A Nielsen survey undertaken on behalf of Bell Let’s Talk found that 81% of Canadians were more aware of mental health issues than in 2010 (87% of youth aged 18 to 24), 70% think attitudes about mental health have changed for the better (79% of young people), and 57% believe the stigma around mental illness has been reduced (65% of young people).
How can you get involved?
Not a Bell customer? We got you covered as all Canadians may get involved thru social media – for every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, and every Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk Day image at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk — Bell will donate 5 cents more to Canadian mental health programs. (Bell funds the donation, no extra cost to you).
I very much hope that you get a moment on January 31st to join the conversation thru any (or all) of your social media channels and send a picture! It all helps to get Canadians talking!