Today is Bell Let's Talk Day.
Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet and retweet, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.
Stigma has been around for a long time, and knowing the facts and myths about mental illness can be a great way to help end the stigma.
Mental illness is a very common form of human pain and suffering. Being a good listener and asking how you can help, sometimes just even being there for people you care about, can be the first step in recovery.
Here are a few examples of what to ask:
I’m sorry you aren’t feeling well.
I’ve noticed you’ve seemed down lately.
Is everything OK?
How can I help?
It’s important to get help if you or someone you know is going through a crisis or thinking about suicide. You’re not alone. Learn about the resources available to you.