Let’s Talk Mental Health

Let's Talk Mental Health - Article by The Therapy Centre - woman with tape crossed over her mouth and finger silencing over it

Let’s Talk Mental Health

Since 2010, the powerhouse mental health initiative to encourage inclusion, acceptance and awareness of mental health has been a huge success thanks to Canadians across the country, and celebrity champions such as Howie Mandell.  The program is set to launch its seventh Bell Lets Talk day on January 30th, 2019 and it has never been easier to support a very important cause that focuses on four areas of importance: anti-stigma, care and access, research and workplace leadership [1]

Bell Lets Talk has reported a growing 93.4 million dollars since its inception to mental health initiatives, 1.6 million dollars to help support military families and 3.6 million dollars raised to support grants for indigenous communities. One statistic that really stands out is the 87% of Canadians who are now informed when it comes to mental illnesses. [2] The drive to raise awareness and funds have been encouraged on social media accounts from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Toronto Maple Leafs and William Shatner to name a few.  Doing your part to contribute to the cause couldn’t be easier; for every text message or tweet including the hashtag #BellLetsTalk on Twitter, every view of the Bell Lets Talk Day video on Facebook/Instagram, and every use of the Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat filter, will ensure 5 cents is put towards mental health initiatives in Canada.

We support the Bell Lets Talk movement and encourage everyone to take part in one of the many ways mentioned to continue ensuring awareness is raised and those in need receive help. At The Therapy Centre, we have a growing team of experienced and dedicated psychologists, social workers and a registered dietitian who support clients on a daily basis suffering from eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. With two offices located in Oakville and Hamilton, we are accessible from Mississauga, Milton, Halton Hills, Guelph Wellington and the greater Niagara Region.

 

Related Links: Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk

[1] TSN Proudly Supports Bell Lets Talk Day (2019, January 9) Retrieved from: https://www.tsn.ca/tsn-supports-bell-let-s-talk-day-template-1.651653 Accessed: 2019, January 14

[2]   Bell Lets Talk – Results and Impact (n.d.) Retrieved from: https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/results-impact/ Accessed: 12 January 2019

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