In an effort to end the stigma surrounding mental health illnesses, Bell is sponsoring it's fourth "Let's Talk Day."
The initiative encourages conversation around the issues surrounding mental health.
Bell will donate 5 cents for every tweet sent on Tuesday with the hashtag 'Bell Let's Talk' (#BellLetsTalk), and for each Facebook share of the 'Bell Let's Talk' image on their official page. The money will go to various mental health initiatives.
The company will also donate every time a Bell cell phone customer sends a text or makes a long distance call.
Through the Bell Let's Talk Community Fund, Bell will provide grants of $5,000 to $50,000 to organizations, hospitals and agencies focused on improving access to mental health care in their communities.
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- Mood and anxiety disorders impact an estimated 22% of the Canadian population.-CMHA
- 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life.-Canadian Institute of Health Research
- 2 in 3 people suffer in silence fearing judgment and rejection.-Canadian Medical Association
- Every day, 500,000 Canadians miss work due to a form of mental illness.-Mental Health Commission of Canada