Mental health is becoming a serious issue across the country. Everyday, 500,000 Canadians miss work because of some form of mental illness. Another twenty-two percent of us are affected by an anxiety or mood disorder, and one in five Canadians has experienced a form of mental illness in their lifetime.
If you or somebody you know needs help, please consider reaching out to the following organizations:
Centre for Mental Health and Addiction
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Association of Social Workers
Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
On January 28th, Bell Let’s Talk Day hopes to change that – and all you have to do to help is pick up the phone. Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives for every text message sent and long distance call made through its service. Additionally, donations will also be made if you Tweet using #BellLetsTalk or if you share the Bell Let’s Talk image on Facebook.
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