January 27, 2016 is Bell Let’s Talk Day!
On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every:
- Text message sent by Bell and Bell Aliant customers
- Mobile and long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers
- Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
- Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk Day image
Here’s a brief preview of what you can expect to see during this year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day.
“5 Ways” to help end stigma
The Bell Let’s Talk campaign is focused on 5 simple ways we can all help end the stigma around mental illness:
1. Language matters – Words can help…but they can also hurt. Pay attention to the words you use
2. Educate yourself – Myths exist about mental illness that contribute to stigma. Learn the facts
3. Be kind – Small acts of kindness speak volumes
4. Listen and ask – Sometimes it’s best to just listen
5. Talk about it – Start a dialogue, not a debate
The Bell Let’s Talk team grows
Joining Bell Let’s Talk spokespeople Clara Hughes, Michael Landsberg, Mary Walsh, Howie Mandel, Stefie Shock and Michel Mpambara this year are singer/songwriter Serena Ryder, retired CFL player Étienne Boulay and entertainer Marie-Soleil Dion. Together, the Bell Let’s Talk team will be working to encourage Canadians to join them in the growing conversation about mental health. Click here to watch our spokespeople videos and listen to their stories.
We are counting on Canadians to join us in this important conversation around mental health.
Here is how you can help us make a success of this campaign:
- Twitter – Follow us at @Bell_Letstalk and tweet #BellLetsTalk ahead of and on Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 27
- Facebook – Like us at facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and share or post Bell Let’s Talk items to your own Facebook account
- Instagram – Follow us at instagram.com/bell_letstalk and share or post Bell Let’s Talk items to your own Instagram account using #BellLetsTalk