On January 25th, let's talk about mental health

Bell Let's Talk is an initiative to open up the conversation about mental illness in Canada. Each year we're getting better at being vocal about our mental health, but we have a long way to go.

As part of this initiative, on January 25th: "Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by counting every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and Snapchat geofilter. "

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October 10 is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day falls on the 10th of October every year. Organized by the World Health Organization, the main goal of this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world.
This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day is "psychological first aid." One of the aims is to focus on helping others learn the basic skills to provide social and psychological support for those in distress. This includes what to say and do, as well as what not to say.

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Canadians share their personal stories about mental health

As part of Mental Health Week at the start of May, we've been posting a few stories of mental health throughout the month. To finish off the month (yes we know it's June already!), please check out these Personal Mental Health Stories from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). We're all affected by mental illness - whether you know it or not - so these stories are important to share, and important to read. Check it out!

Why we need to talk about mental health

We've posted a few different messages about awareness and mental health this month. Most of them had the same theme: talking about mental health. Silence is a big problem with mental illness - we don't talk about this issue as often as we should.

So why will talking about mental health make a difference?

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