Bell Let's Talk Day raises record $7.27 million for mental health

"Not only did we achieve significant new milestones in participation and Bell funding, Canada's leadership in growing the mental health conversation is clearly capturing the attention of the world".

As a result, over 6.3 million people across Canada are said to have been supported with access to mental health care. We are here for you when you need us.

How will you support your employees' mental health today?

For every text message, mobile and long distance call, Bell Let's Talk Day video view on social media, tweet using #BellLetsTalk, use of the Bell Let's Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will donate five cents to Canadian mental health initiatives.

And Mellen herself went up to CFB Suffield's Military Family Resource Centre, which had a day of presentations on mental illness.

Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and Long-term Care, and Newmarket-Aurora MPP Christine Elliott said in a statement, "On Bell Let's Talk Day, we are reminded that we must take mental health as seriously as any health issue, because mental health is health".

More news: Jayson Tatum speaks out about possibly being dealt for Anthony Davis
More news: Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 update is now the least successful release
More news: Samsung to soon launch the world’s first 1TB chip for smartphones

It is an initiative started by Bell, CTV Northern Ontario's parent company, September 2010 and began as a new conversation about Canada's mental health with a goal to help end stigma.

The English-language video features Alessia Cara, Anderson Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres, Lisa LaFlamme and Seth Rogen with Bell Let's Talk team members Mike Babcock, Manon Charbonneau, Denni Clement, David K. Henry, Chris Johnson, Queena Lau, Howie Mandel, and Souad Saidj. "Coming back to work from mental illness is a little different than other illnesses".

The Bell Let's Talk initiative aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health challenges by engaging in open conversations and treating those suffering from mental health issues as being ill, not weak.

One option is addictions and mental health counselling, which is offered through Alberta Health Services, as well as many private counselling clinics.

Funding for mental health is not keeping up with the demand for services, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association in Lambton-Kent.

Related Articles

  • Too Much Screen Time a Damper on Child's Development

    Too Much Screen Time a Damper on Child's Development

    A similar result was found when children's screen time at three years old was compared with their development at five years. To be clear, "screen time " here isn't just limited to the usual culprits like smartphones and tablets.
    Pelosi: 'There's Not Going to Be Any Wall Money' in Spending Bill

    Pelosi: 'There's Not Going to Be Any Wall Money' in Spending Bill

    Upon entering the room full of reporters, she said, "Full house". "I don´t expect much help!" he said. And its members are vowing to build a wall themselves.
    Ben Affleck steps down as Batman

    Ben Affleck steps down as Batman

    As for casting, Reeves said "There will be a Rogues Gallery", potentially suggesting the film will have multiple villains. Affleck will not be returning as Batman , and will instead have a younger replacement for Reeves' take on the property.
  • A more portable Nintendo Switch may lower the price

    A more portable Nintendo Switch may lower the price

    The sales of third-party games also continues to "grow steadily", and the Switch now boasts 20, 1 million-plus-selling titles. This new service will be launched sometime this year.
    Met Office issues ‘DANGER TO LIFE’ warning for heavy snow

    Met Office issues ‘DANGER TO LIFE’ warning for heavy snow

    At around 8.15pm on Thursday, the force tweeted: "We have further reports of vehicles stuck on the #A39 in #Cornwall due to snow". Heavy snowfall has hit much of southern England and Wales, leaving hundreds of people trapped in cars as temperatures plummeted.
    ‘Emotional breakdown’ as Japan stun imploding Iran at Asian Cup

    ‘Emotional breakdown’ as Japan stun imploding Iran at Asian Cup

    Queiroz's Iran have been the form team of the Asian Cup but they lacked ideas on Monday against a calm Japanese team who seized their opportunities.
  • Facebook sets up regional centre in Singapore to monitor election content

    Facebook sets up regional centre in Singapore to monitor election content

    The company's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has said that such decisions should not be made by Facebook. Global expansion is set before the end of June.
    We're Davis Cup underdogs: Bosnia captain

    We're Davis Cup underdogs: Bosnia captain

    Hewitt , himself a Davis Cup victor , is less than impressed with the changes Pique's company is overseeing. Tomic, after his first-round Australian Open defeat, also accused Hewitt of favouring certain players.
    Tesla's profit fails to please analysts

    Tesla's profit fails to please analysts

    Tesla last disclosed in May that net Model 3 reservations - accounting for new orders and cancellations - exceeded 450,000. As we saw with the Model 3 unveiling, it could be some time for the truck to make it to production and into driveways.
  • Samsung's One UI, Android Pie update begins to roll out in US

    Samsung's One UI, Android Pie update begins to roll out in US

    During the conference, Samsung said that it would begin the mass production of foldable Infinity Display in the coming months. Also, Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite were rumoured to pack in 3,500mAh and 3,100mAh batteries, respectively.

    Andy Murray Undergoes Hip Surgery

    The three-time Grand Slam champion revealed he is "battered and bruised" as he showed off a snap of his new "metal hip". He has been battling against the injury for over a year and he underwent hip surgery in January 2018.
    Volkswagen brings back the dune buggy as an EV

    Volkswagen brings back the dune buggy as an EV

    Of all the vehicle designs it could revive, Volkswagen chose the buggy partly based on popularity and partly based on parallelism. The dune buggy was based on the Beetle convertible chassis which also became the foundation of other bodies from other companies.