WINNIPEG - It’s the 11th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, an opportunity for Manitobans to join the important conversation around mental health, show support to those who struggle, and reach out to those who want to help. This year, with COVID-19 impacting our lives in so many ways, being aware of mental health is as important as ever.
“Now more than ever, every action counts,” says Bell Let's Talk Chair Mary Deacon, “We invite you to make lending your voice to the Bell Let's Talk Day conversation one of the actions you take for mental health today."
Today, Bell says they’ll donate 5 cents to mental health programs for each of nine communication channels - at no cost to those who participate: Every phone call made by Bell customers; Every text message sent by Bell customers; Every use of the Let’s Talk Facebook frame, or every view of their Let’s Talk video; Every tweet/RT using #BellLetsTalk; Every use of the Let’s Talk Snapchat filter; Every Tiktok video upload using #BellLetsTalk; and every view of their Let’s Talk video on fb, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Pinterest, and Youtube.
Last year’s Let’s Talk Day set a new record with more than 154 million messages across all platforms in a single day, resulting in Bell donating an additional $7.7 million to mental health initiatives.
In recognition of Let’s Talk Day, Manitoba’s Minister of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery began the day with a flag raising. She’s encouraging all Manitobans to keep the conversation going.