Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017 takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The Bell Let’s Talk Day conversation works to end the stigma of mental illness while also driving Bell’s funding for Canadian mental health programs. Bell donates 5 cents to support Canadian mental health programs for every text message, mobile, and long distance call made by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant customers; every tweet or Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk; every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk; and every use of the Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat geofilter. Over the last six Bell Let’s Talk Days, Bell`s total commitment to Canadian mental health has grown to $79,919,178.55.
Bell’s donations are made at no extra charge to Bell Let’s Talk Day participants, though normal long distance or text charges, if any, apply.
Join the conversation and drive Bell’s funding of mental health
On January 25, Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of these interactions made that day:
- Every text message, mobile call and long distance call made by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant customers
- Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk
- Every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video on Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk
- Every Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk
- Every use of the Bell Let’s Talk geofilter on Snapchat
Bell’s donations are made at no extra charge to Bell Let’s Talk Day participants. Normal long distance or text charges, if any, apply.
Bell Let’s Talk Day 2016 set new records with 125.9 million messages of support, growing Bell’s funding for Canadian mental health by $6,295,764.75. #BellLetsTalk was the #1 Twitter hashtag in Canada for all of 2016, and the most used in the world on Bell Let’s Talk Day 2016.
With its original anchor donation of $50 million and the results of the first 6 Bell Let’s Talk Days, Bell’s total commitment to mental health now stands at $79,919,178.55, and is expected to surpass $100 million in 2020.
5 simple ways to help end the stigma
You can help end the stigma around mental illness with 5 simple ways developed by Dr. Heather Stuart, the Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair at Queen’s University:
- Language matters – pay attention to the words you use about mental illness
- Educate yourself – learn, know and talk more, understand the signs
- Be kind – small acts of kindness speak a lot
- Listen and ask – sometimes it’s best to just listen
- Talk about it – start a dialogue, break the silence
To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.