Bell Let’s Talk Day – January 26, 2022

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat lens. That being said, Bell Let’s Talk isn’t just about donating funds to mental health initiatives – it’s also about just talking to others, checking in with others and keeping the conversation about mental health open.

What is Mental Health?

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The Government of Canada defines mental health as “the state of your psychological and emotional well-being. It is a necessary resource for living a healthy life and a main factor in overall health. It does not mean the same thing as mental illness. However, poor mental health can lead to mental and physical illness.” There are many things that can impact our overall mental health and it is important to remember that each of us have times when we can be struggling more and times when we are not.

If you are concerned about someone’s mental health, one of the most important things you can do is to show them that you care. Just being noticed can make a huge difference in someone’s day.  One in five Canadians is going to experience a mental health problem but only one in four will seek help. 

It is important that you don’t feel obligated to share about your mental health today.  Just because other people open up about their mental health online that doesn’t mean you have to. Good mental health is about being aware of what you need and being empowered to take care of yourself.  So whether your choice is to share part of your story or to take a break from social media today – whatever your mind needs is the perfect choice to make. 

How Can I Help?

On the Bell Let’s Talk website, there are many ideas of things we can do in out day-to-day lives to help support mental health and strengthen our communities during this difficult time. To see this list, please click on the link below.

Resources for Lloydminster Residents!

Project Sunrise is a Lloydminster based Mental Health Navigation Tool developed to help you take charge of your mental health and/or substance use in order to support your journey to wellness.
This weekly support group is designed to bring the community members living with a mental health disorder together to promote wellness, encourage each other, and improve the quality of life in the community by aiding and fostering independence.
This support group is for parents to learn techniques that will help navigate their children’s life challenges and common struggles.
Game Plan creates the foundation for our young athletes and the adults who support them to develop their personal game plan for positive mental and physical well-being.
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.

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