Published: Sat, February 02, 2019
Medicine | By Tracy Klein

Canadian Olympic Committee produces short documentary for Bell Let's Talk Day

Canadian Olympic Committee produces short documentary for Bell Let's Talk Day

Mark Gruchy says those type of campaigns are great for bringing what he calls an air of positivity to the topic of mental illness and helps to generate resources for groups dealing with mental health issues. However, since Bell Let's Talk is a nationally recognized event, Carleton aims to support the initiative.

"Be prepared to engaged with people when we may see signs of a person having mental health struggles and not to be afraid of this sort of thing".

For every text message (not iMessage) sent and mobile or long-distance call made by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS customers, Bell will donate five cents to Canadian mental health initiatives.

Mental health challenges can affect anyone and the Vernon RCMP used social media to let people know help is at hand.

That's why I applaud Bell Let's Talk Day for shining a spotlight on this important issue.

One of the other key ways Let's Talk funds get distributed is through the Bell Let's Talk Community Fund.

She added at the college they are continuously trying to engage in conversation about mental health with students on how to be more resilient with the struggles they may face and to give them that support they need. Some have also opened up about their own battles with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, among other diseases. High-profile partners in this year's Let's Talk campaign include sports teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens, film organizations like the Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs and Cineplex, music organizations like Festival d'été de Québec, Osheaga and Spotify, and social media services like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

"It's done a tremendous thing to reduce the stigma of mental illness and normalize it", said the CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton Kent on Wednesday, during the latest Bell Let's Talk day.

Greg Aulenback, Carleton University's strategic initiatives manager, said in an email that the school is committing to ensuring mental health and wellbeing is a priority at Carleton year round.

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