Tomorrow is an important day. While a it's a fundraiser sponsored by Bell (and it is very nice of them) the fact that mental health awareness is being promoted on TV, radio, and the internet is really my main focus.
That being said it is a fundraiser and the funds will go to many important projects across Canada. Which I think is amazing. A lot of programs and charities have seen a decrease in funding from governments, corporations, other large organizations, and individuals throughout the hard economic times while the use of these programs increase (often because of these same difficulties).
Why mental health?
"Often invisible, mental illness is one of the most pervasive health issues in the country with far-reaching consequences for every Canadian. One in five people will experience a form of mental illness at some point and most will be reluctant to talk to a co-worker, friend or family member about their struggle, let alone seek treatment. While you may never experience mental illness first-hand, it is likely that you know someone who will."
So tomorrow Bell will donate 5 cents to mental health initiatives across Canada for every:
- Text message sent (using Bell or Bell Aliant)
- Long distance call made (using Bell or Bell Aliant)
- #BellLetsTalk Tweet using
Facebook share of our Bell Let's Talk image
For more information go to http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/