Leafs head coach among those speaking out on Bell Let's Talk Day

Alicia Farmer
February 2, 2019

Bell's total funding commitment to mental health is set to top $100 million, as workers are encouraged to Tweet, Snapchat and Facebook their mental health stories and support.

The Binghamton Devils organization participated in the Bell Lets Talk social media campaign to raise awareness of mental health and assist in donating to the cause. To date $93.4 million has been donated to mental health initiatives. "Growing and expanding our services at Sault Area Hospital will help provide the level of care that every member of our community deserves", said Teresa Martone, executive director, Sault Area Hospital Foundation.

It was a first, for the Community Addiction and Mental Health Services facility on McConnell Avenue in Cornwall.

For every text message (not iMessage) sent and mobile or long-distance call made by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS customers, Bell will donate five cents to Canadian mental health initiatives.

We envision an Ontario where people don't need to be in crisis to find timely access to mental health treatment.

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The Newmarket resident announced last October she was withdrawing from competition, revealing that she had been struggling with her mental health.

January 30 is Bell Let's Talk Day and Red Deer Public Schools is filling its social media channels with inspirational messages today in hopes of raising awareness and reducing stigma around mental health.

It helps to create more of an inclusive atmosphere which can help a person feel better in that they're not alone, said Sharma.

Becky Carveth has lived with multiple mental illnesses for years, and today, she helps others deal with mental illness. 24/7. We can connect you with many different services or just be a listening ear.

"Every manager at Bell Canada has been trained in mental health issues", said Cope at the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces launch in 2013.

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