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Bell Let’s Talk Day 2013: On February 12, let’s talk about mental health and end the stigma around mental illness

  • On February 12, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health for every text and long distance call by Bell and Bell Aliant customers, tweets using #BellLetsTalk, and Facebook shares of the Bell Let’s Talk image
  • Join the conversation with national spokesperson Clara Hughes, Michel Mpambara, Stefie Shock and new Bell Let’s Talk team member Seamus O’Regan to help end the stigma
  • This year’s Bell Let’s Talk campaign highlights the impact of mental illness on our workplaces and economy
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Bell today launches the third annual Bell Let’s Talk campaign in support of Canadian mental health. National Bell Let’s Talk spokesperson Clara Hughes again leads the campaign to encourage all Canadians to join in the conversation about mental illness on BELL LET’S TALK DAY FEBRUARY 12 to help end the stigma.

“It’s been so wonderful to hear the voices of Canadians from coast to coast to coast join in the conversation about mental health with Bell Let’s Talk,” said Ms. Hughes, Canada’s six-time Olympic medalist. “Every day, 500,000 Canadians miss work due to mental illness. Not because they’re lazy, not because they’re having fun, but because they’re sick and need help. Talking openly about mental illness lets people know that they shouldn’t be afraid to get the support they need – at home, at work, in their community. On February 12, let’s talk Canada!”

The Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative is a 5-year, $50-million charitable program based on 4 action pillars: anti-stigma, care and access, research, and workplace best practices. With Bell Let’s Talk Day as its anti-stigma centrepiece, Bell’s initiative is providing significant funding for leading mental health hospitals and grassroots organizations, driving new workplace initiatives across corporate Canada, and supporting new research.