January 31st is Bell Let’s Talk Day

Together, we can help end the stigma around mental health.

Bell Let's Talk Day is January 31, 2018
Make your voice heard in the growing conversation about mental health in Canada!
In September 2010, Bell Let’s Talkbegan a new conversation about Canada’s mental health. At that time, most people were not talking about mental health, but the numbers spoke volumes about the urgent need for action.

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative sparked a national conversation about mental health, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle with mental health challenges, while reassuring them that they are not alone.

Today, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of Bell’s Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

Bell is committed to creating a stigma-free Canada, donating $86 million to date and dedicating much of the funds raised to research and community organizations like Peel Children’s Centre. Since 2015, Bell has proudly supported our Evening of Hope Gala as its Presenting Sponsor.

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative has also positively impacted our sister agency,Nexus Youth Services, which received a $20,000 Bell Community Grant in 2016 to support youth access to mental health counselling services.

In 2010, Bell started a much needed conversation amongst Canadians, and eight years later Bell Let’s Talk continues to impact people around the world.

Today we encourage you to text, call and tweet in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day. Reach out any way you can and let the people around you know: Canada is listening and people with mental health challenges are not alone.

5 Facts About Child and Youth Mental Health in Ontario

  • 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario will experience a mental health challenge of some kind.
  • 70% of mental health challenges have their onset during childhood or adolescence.
  • Canada’s youth suicide rate is the third highest in the industrialized world.
  • 63% of youth point to stigma as the most likely reason to not seek help.
  • Improving a child’s mental health from moderate to high can lead to lifetime savings of $140,000.

Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) regularly publishes statistics related to child and youth mental health in Ontario. For more information, please visit www.CMHO.org.

Local Agency, Local Impact 

Each year, Peel Children’s Centre delivers a continuum of high quality mental health services to more than 4,200 children, youth and families in Peel Region. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit www.PeelCC.org 


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