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Can we talk about mental health?

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Every day 50,000 Canadian workers will call in sick because of mental illness.

Understanding mental illness starts with understanding the stigma, which is the philosophy behind the #BellLetsTalk campaign. Through this campaign, Bell wants to raise awareness about mental health by encouraging people to talk about it. Simply, the more we talk about it, the more we understand, and the less powerful the stigma becomes.

The only trouble is many of us don’t like to talk about mental health. About half of us fear that talking about our mental health in the workplace will limit our opportunities. Research shows …

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Bell Let’s Talk Mental Health 2014

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We can help - 1 866 833-7690In 2010 Bell announced that it would be contributing $50 million to mental health related initiatives over the next five years. The Bell Mental Health initiative supports an extensive range of programs to enhance mental health in every aspect of Canadian life.

The four pillars of this initiative are:

  1. workplace mental health
  2. research
  3. community care and access
  4. anti-stigma

One of the key pillars of Bell’s Mental Health Initiative is anti-stigma. As part of Bell’s efforts to reduce the stigma of mental illness, the Bell Let’s Talk awareness campaign has already begun to engage Canadians in the dialogue around mental health.

Once again, with Olympian Clara Hughes front and centre, the fourth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign will feature a …

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World Mental Health Day

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World Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day occurs every year on October 10 in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week. It is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy – a time to reach out and support someone you know who suffers from mental illness.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association:

  • Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.
  • 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.
  • Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures.
  • Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives.

Reaching out for help can be quite intimidating for some, but when you …

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World Suicide Prevention Day

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World Suicide Day posterFor most of us, the thought of suicide is unpleasant and disturbing. But today, to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, we want to talk about suicide to raise awareness and help you recognize the signs so you can help reduce the risk of losing someone you love to suicide.

Every year, about one million people die from suicide – that’s one person lost every 40 seconds or 3,000 every day.

If you are reading this, perhaps you have been touched in some way by this tragic occurrence or perhaps you have considered taking your own life. When we increase our awareness, we can make a difference to someone who is …

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Let’s talk mental health

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Let's talk mental healthEvery day 50,000 Canadian workers will call in sick because of mental illness.

Understanding mental illness starts with understanding the stigma, which is the philosophy behind the #BellLetsTalk campaign. Through this campaign, Bell wants to raise awareness about mental health by encouraging people to talk about it. Simply, the more we talk about it, the more we understand, and the less powerful the stigma becomes.

The only trouble is many of us don’t like to talk about mental health. About half of us fear that talking about our mental health in the workplace will limit our opportunities. Research shows that early detection can help prevent long-term illness – that tells us we need to start talking about it – today, …

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