Bell Let’s Talk

Did you know that in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness and that by age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness?

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day

In September 2010, #BellLet’sTalk began a conversation – an advocacy program to promote Canada’s mental health education, research, awareness, and ending social stigma. At that time, most people were not talking about mental illness. The numbers though spoke volumes about the urgent need for action. Millions of Canadians, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year. As a result, institutions and organizations large and small in every region received new funding for access, care and research #BellLet’sTalk governments and corporations that also joined the cause.

In March 2020, Bell announced the extension of the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative for a further 5 years and an increase in Bell’s total funding commitment for Canadian mental health to at least $155 million.

Bell Let’s Talk Day 2021 saw Canadians and people around the world take action, sharing a record 159,173,435 messages of support for mental health, resulting in a total of $7,958,671.75 in Bell funding to mental health initiatives in Canada.

Let’s do our share!

#Text away! Start #chatting, Get your #tweet on! Every #view counts! Watch and #share! On Bell #Let’sTalkDay and Bell will donate more #mentalhealth initiatives in #Canada.