Wednesday January 31, 2018
Bell’s Let's Talk initiative strives to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. Today is THE day to reach out and support someone who may be struggling with their mental health and well-being.
What are the facts?
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness or addiction. An Environics Research survey shows that 40% of people polled have experienced feelings of anxiety or depression but have never sought medical help for it.
What can you do?
Text, call, tweet, post! Today, Bell will contribute 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives for every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and use of Snapchat geofilter. Don't forget to use #BellLetsTalk
How can you help?
Ask and listen; being a good listener and simply asking your friend, family or coworker how they are doing can go a long way. Here are a few examples of what to ask:
What does mental health mean to Spectrum?
We asked employees in the branch offices to share with us what mental health means to them. Here is what they had to say:
Thank you to all the employees who shared words of encouragement. Your words and actions are important in making Spectrum an inclusive and positive environment to work in. Let's continue talking about the importance of mental health today and every day!
I would like you to know how pleased we were with J. during the months she provided overnight care for my father. J. was always very pleasant and patient and did many extras to help dad. She went beyond her required responsibilities and we are grateful for her kindness.
Mrs. L.P., London