Bell Let’s Talk started a conversation about Canada’s mental health when no one was talking about mental illness. They have 4 key pillars: fighting the stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research, and leading by example in workplace mental health.
They are twitter's number one trending topic today, as each tweet using the hash tag will donate 5 cents to mental health programs in Canada. As of writing this article, there have been 35,556,122 interactions with their hash tag, snap chat, facebook, and other platforms (just today!) They are on their way to donating at least $100 million to mental health causes through 2020.
Here are some tweets reducing the mental health stigma.
Let’s talk about mental health so more people ask for help when they need it. RTs send 5¢ to support mental health programs. #BellLetsTalk— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 25, 2017
You are seen. You are heard. You are loved. #BellLetsTalk— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 25, 2017
Remove the word crazy from your vocabulary, especially when talking about women #BellLetsTalk— Ali Segel (@OnlineAlison) January 25, 2017
I am medicated and go to weekly therapy for my mental illness AND I have a great career & loving and reciprocal friendships. #bellletstalk— Ingrid Haas (@ihaas) January 25, 2017
Admitting defeat and asking for help for my drug addiction and depression was the first step. The most important step. #BellLetsTalk— andy lassner (@andylassner) January 25, 2017
#BellLetsTalk about how my math teacher just took time out of our class to tell us that he is here for us if we need to talk— Olivia💫 (@OliviaaKM) January 25, 2017
If you have some form of mental illness, remember: you are not alone. You are loved and seen. You can find help here.