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?
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.