Mental illness affects people of all ages and of all social backgrounds. It can take many forms, notably depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Homeless individuals, especially those who are chronically homeless, are often more susceptible to mental illness and the stigma linked to it. The street, social isolation, precarious living circumstances, among other factors, can quickly take its toll on mental health. This is why we’re joining the conversation on Bell Let’s Talk Day.
On January 31, Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian programs for mental health, with no additional fees to participants, for each of the following interactions:
- Text messages and calls: Each text message sent and each long-distance or mobile phone call made by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS clients
- Twitter: Each Tweet using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk and each viewing of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video
- Facebook: Each viewing of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video and use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame
- Instagram: Each viewing of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video
- Snapchat: Each use of the Bell Let’s Talk filter and viewing of the video
Join us in eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness! Stay tuned for stories from individuals having overcome challenges related to mental health and homelessness.