Bell Let's Talk Day: Reducing stigmas that surround mental health issues


Shipley said that alongside the launch of Bell MTS in Manitoba in 2017, Bell Let's Talk announced a dedicated fund for Indigenous mental health. The theme for this year is "Mental health: every action counts".

Cas Cozman, student coordinator of the Wellness Peers, says she hopes students will remember what they've learned at the event.

Barrie raises a Bell Let's Talk flag at Barrie City Hall in support of the 10th annual Bell Let's Talk Day Jan. 29.

Bell is launching its 10th annual Bell Let's Talk Day on January 29.

More information about Bell Let's Talk Day can be found online here.

She added that, "University is a really intense academic culture so I think being able to talk about our mental health and being able to support each other and being able to create a network of support among students is really important".

Bell Let's Talk is Canada's largest-ever mental health program by a Canadian company.

"Many students don't come forward and ask for the help they need because of the stigma that still surrounds mental health issues", said Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, in a news release Tuesday.

So on this Bell Let's Talk Day, Bell will donate 5¢ for every applicable text, mobile or long distance call, tweet, social media video view and use of its Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

So for the rest of the day, get texting, tweeting, talking, listening and, most importantly, supporting what's a very important cause!