Support mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day

Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara Branch, is a proud supporter of Bell Let’s Talk. On January 30, 2019, we will join Canadians and others across the world on social media to text, talk and tweet about mental health for the 9th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day.

Bell’s annual campaign encourages people to “start the conversation” about mental health with friends, family and co-workers, recognizing that simply talking makes a significant impact in breaking down the stigma and eliminating discrimination. Bell Let’s Talk Day donations are fully funded by Bell directly based on engagement in the cause.

Bell Let’s Talk has awarded over $9 million in community fund grants to organizations across Canada to deliver mental health initiatives, including supporting CMHA branches.

CMHA Niagara Branch is a key mental health and addictions services provider in the community. We offer a crisis residential program (Safe Beds), crisis services (COAST and MCRRT) and front line services (Urgent Support, Community Support, Justice, Employment, etc.) and serve nearly 6,300 individuals each year.  “That’s why we are so pleased to be able to support Bell Let’s Talk Day,” said Tara McKendrick, Executive Director, CMHA Niagara Branch. “Stigmatizing the topic of mental health helps no one, and studies have actually shown that the more somebody feels stigmatized, the less likely he or she is to seek support services. Talking and learning about mental health and mental illness is an important first step towards lasting change.”

Please help CMHA increase the volume and frequency of conversations about mental health in communities across the country by joining the conversation online on January 30. Bell will donate 5 cents more to mental health initiatives for every:

  • Tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk and Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Twitter.com/Bell_LetsTalk
  • View of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and use of the Bell Let’s Talk frame
  • Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Instagram.com/bell_letstalk
  • Use of the Bell Let’s Talk geofilter and video view on Snapchat
  • Mobile call and every long-distance call made by Bell wireless and phone customers
  • Text message sent by Bell wireless customers