On January 28 mental health will be on everyone's lips with the Bell Let's Talk campaign 

On January 28, 2014, Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will once again encourage Canadians to be part of this important national conversation to fight the stigma surrounding mental health. Each year, this national campaign raises awareness about mental health issues across Canada. And again this year, for every text message sent, wireless call and long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers, and every time someone joins our campaign on Facebook or Twitter, Bell will contribute 5¢ more to programs dedicated to mental health.

Did you know since 2010, Bell has committed $62.5 million to mental health initiatives in Canada?

1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem this year.

 

The four pillars

Stigma adds to suffering

One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.

Better access and better care

Only one-third of those who need mental health-related services in Canada will receive treatment, often due to the stigma associated with mental illness or because they simply do not have access to programs in their community.

Bell: Leading by example

Mental health is the leading cause of workplace disability in Canada and represents 15% of Canada's burden of disease. As a leading employer, Bell is committed to leading by example in our own workplace and is an early adopter of the voluntary Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Supporting best-in-class

Mental illness represents 15% of the burden of disease in Canada and is the leading cause of disability in Canada, accounting for 30% of disability claims and representing 70% of the total costs. Yet only 5.5% of our healthcare dollars in Canada are dedicated to mental illness.

Let’s end the stigma: Talkingis the first step towards meaningful change and to build greater awareness, acceptance, and action.

 

 

To learn more about the campaign, facts, FAQs or how you can add your voice visit http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/ 

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