How stigma affects people living with mental health conditions

Since the "Bell Let's Talk" initiative began, Bell has donated more than $93.4 million to mental health organizations, which in turn has helped more than 6 million people.

Bell Let's Talk comes ahead of their Power to the People game on Friday, February 22.

It was a first, for the Community Addiction and Mental Health Services facility on McConnell Avenue in Cornwall. 104.1 The Dock was live on the air at the Waypoint Centre on Wednesday as part of Bell Let's Talk campaign. "But we also want to see it translate into action where if people need help and assistance that there are resources out there".

Launched by Bell Canada to inspire employers and employees alike into breaking down the stigma associated with mental health in the workplace.

She added at the college they are continuously trying to engage in conversation about mental health with students on how to be more resilient with the struggles they may face and to give them that support they need.

An important step for people to get help for mental health issues is to encourage the conversation, Stevenson said.

Break the silence. Mental illness touches us all in some way directly or through a friend, family member or colleague.

Last year Bell Media provided $500,000 to the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal Foundation (FIUSMM) to develop apps and mobile support applications, $1 million to the Mental Health Commission of Canada to develop programs to support post-secondary students, $400,000 to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation to acquire a repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) device, and $150,000 to Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin for Indigenous youth support services. The Bell Let's Talk website has a lot useful resources. "What we're seeing is the need for assessment and counselling, treatment and coordination with other health care providers".

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem.

On Bell Let's Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5 cents for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of the company's Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

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