Bell Let's Talk Day raises record $7.27 million for mental health

Bell Let's Talk Day raises record $7.27 million for mental health

On Wednesday, which marks the ninth annual "Bell Let's Talk Day", Stevenson said the need for local services continues to rise. He also pledged $50 million dollars over five years to various mental health initiatives and organizations, then another $50 million.

The intent behind these events is to encourage workers and employers to speak up about mental health issues and to educate them that there are tools available to help.

"The stigma around mental illness is absolutely declining and Bell Let's Talk day and other mental health champions, as well as, have had an impact on that, for sure", Stevenson said. The CCH's child and youth mental health services donated door prizes, snacks and pizza.

According to Bell Media, between 2010 and 2018 Let's Talk day generated 867,449,649 events and raised 93 millon ($93,423,628.80 to be exact), including $7 million ($6,919,199.75) generated past year.

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"Your participation drives both awareness and action, as Bell commits its new funding for mental health based on the volume of Bell Let's Talk Day engagement".

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In addition to talk, text and other interactions of support today, your views of the Bell Let's Talk Day videos on social media platforms count toward Bell's donation to mental health.

Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and Long-term Care, and Newmarket-Aurora MPP Christine Elliott said in a statement, "On Bell Let's Talk Day, we are reminded that we must take mental health as seriously as any health issue, because mental health is health".

Lethbridge College had an influx of global students this year and the topic of mental health and stigma typically hasn't been at the forefront of conversation for those students in their cultures.

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According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem.

Waypoint is one of four major mental health care facilities in the province with just over 300 inpatients.

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