Published: Sat, February 02, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Bell Let's Talk: How are you supporting mental health?

Bell Let's Talk: How are you supporting mental health?

Today is a flagship day for employee mental health - Bell Let's Talk. However, since Bell Let's Talk is a nationally recognized event, Carleton aims to support the initiative. "We also can help people navigate the system and figure out what phone calls they need to make", she said.

It is an initiative started by Bell, CTV Northern Ontario's parent company, September 2010 and began as a new conversation about Canada's mental health with a goal to help end stigma.

"Not only did we achieve significant new milestones in participation and Bell funding, Canada's leadership in growing the mental health conversation is clearly capturing the attention of the world".

It's estimated one in five people in Canada experience some kind of mental health challenge in their lifetime.

"I invite you to add your voice to the conversation on January 30 to get us there - and help drive Bell's total donations to Canadian mental health programs past $100 million at no cost to you!"

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He added it helps people recognize that mental health issues can be experienced, but you can still be successful. The CCH's child and youth mental health services donated door prizes, snacks and pizza.

However, Gruchy says they can also gloss over the complexities of the issue and fail to bring about the changes that are needed.

"I encourage everyone to help break down barriers and talk about mental health".

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) recognizes that one in five Canadians will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives. High-profile partners in this year's Let's Talk campaign include sports teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens, film organizations like the Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs and Cineplex, music organizations like Festival d'été de Québec, Osheaga and Spotify, and social media services like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Greg Aulenback, Carleton University's strategic initiatives manager, said in an email that the school is committing to ensuring mental health and wellbeing is a priority at Carleton year round.

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