Mental health resources readily available for Hatters

Mental health resources readily available for Hatters

"Together, we can help end the stigma around mental illness".

It was back in September of 2010 when the Bell Let's Talk campaign began to ask people to have a new conversation about Canada's mental health.

Bell officials say it's all about having the right tools to combat the stigma around mental illness.

It's estimated one in five people in Canada experience some kind of mental health challenge in their lifetime.

Breanne Mellen of the CMHA says that for Let's Talk Day, they provided pamphlets to the Medicine Hat College Students' Association to inform students about the services available to them in the community, in addition to wellness tips. We are here for you when you need us.

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"I invite you to add your voice to the conversation on January 30 to get us there - and help drive Bell's total donations to Canadian mental health programs past $100 million at no cost to you!" To date $93.4 million has been donated to mental health initiatives.

For every text message, mobile and long distance call, Bell Let's Talk Day video view on social media, tweet using #BellLetsTalk, use of the Bell Let's Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will donate five cents to Canadian mental health initiatives.

The grants are given out on one-year terms and the deadline to apply for the next round of funding is March 15, 2019. "We hold conferences, information sessions, lunch sessions, so all our employees understand how to deal with this issue, which is different than some other illnessess".

Bell Let's Talk Day encouraged conversations across Canada about mental health, increasing awareness, reducing stigma and helping to make a difference in the lives of others facing mental illness.

Greg Aulenback, Carleton University's strategic initiatives manager, said in an email that the school is committing to ensuring mental health and wellbeing is a priority at Carleton year round.

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