January 25, 2017 (tomorrow, if you’re reading this at publication) is Bell Let’s Talk day. This initiative is so important. While I’m no fan of the monopoly Bell Canada used to be, helping Canadians take control of their own mental health is more than just commendable, it’s highly praise-worthy. If you’re not familiar with it, Bell Canada is committed to donating 5 cents to mental health initiatives for every call, text and social media mention on January 25. Talk about a win-win. A telecommunications giant encouraging use of their services to keep the conversation going around mental health, one month after the holidays and in the dead of winter when some people feel more isolated. It’s great timing and a perfect way to encourage the effective use of their very product and a definite way to lead by example.
If you’re lucky enough to not be directly affected by mental health disorders, make sure you check on those who aren’t as fortunate. The cost is nothing to you. It’s a phone call, text, email or social media post. Not only is it free to participate, helping Canadians reduce mental health stigma will only help our country.
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