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.
In 2012, 8 million Canadians participated with more than 78 million text messages, long distance calls and retweets on Bell Let's Talk Day, resulting in $3,926,014.20 in additional funding for mental health initiatives across the country.
To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk
Personally, I think it's fantastic that Bell Canada is doing this work.
There is a shortage of housing and hospital beds for people with mental illness. Mental health teams are turning people away. People wait for months to acquire a psychiatrist. Community support is crucial.
So please participate!