More than $4.8 M raised for mental health during Bell Let's Talk Day

by Rebecca_Samaan on December 7, 2013 - 11:32am

Canadians responded in a big way when it comes to Bell's Let's Talk Day, they sent out more than 96 million, texts, tweets and Facebook statuses. As Bell promises to donate five cents for each of these communications, the company has announced that on Wednesday it will be donating more than $4.8 million for Canadian mental health programs. Bell first launched Let's Talk initiative in September 2010 with a goal of raising $50 million over five years. Today, the company is now committed in investing $62,043,289.30 in Canadian mental health. Bell turns around : anti-stigma, care and access, research, and workplace best practices. How we as a community can provide charitable support is to send out texts in which five cents will be automatically donated, we can tweet about it and hashtag #bellletstalk, as well as on Facebook. 





I think this is absolutely incredible. Metal health is not something to be taking lightly. It is extremely serious and so many people suffer from some sort of mental illness. From depression to Alzheimer's there are so many different aspects of the category. By having a campaign for the stigma against mental health spreads the word. I had never heard about this event and I'm very glad that it has raised so much money and awareness.