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Bell Let's Talk Day helps raise awareness about mental health

Bell Let's Talk Day helps raise awareness about mental health

In one segment of the video, Const. Sun Karir said she aims to respond to calls involving mental health issues through a lens of compassion and understanding, treating others the way she would want someone to treat a member of her own family. "There are wait times for some services but anybody in immediate need can get help immediately".

In recognition of Bell Let's Talk Day, the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce has gathered a collection of articles on mental health and construction to showcase the efforts being made by a variety of stakeholders across the country.

Together, we can all help end the stigma around mental illness with the five simple ways developed by Dr. "We also can help people navigate the system and figure out what phone calls they need to make", she said.

Over the last eight years, the day has helped raise over $93 million and is expected to surpass the $100 million mark this year.

Officials add, the 2019 Community Fund will provide grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for people in Canada.

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"The stigma around mental illness is absolutely declining and Bell Let's Talk day and other mental health champions, as well as, have had an impact on that, for sure", Stevenson said.

"What a remarkable day for mental health!"

We often hear from experts about mental health and why it's so important that we know better so we can do better, and Your Morning's Anne-Marie Mediwake knows just how critical this conversation is.

January 30 is Bell Let's Talk Day and Red Deer Public Schools is filling its social media channels with inspirational messages today in hopes of raising awareness and reducing stigma around mental health.

Some research suggests about 50 per cent of people who say they've experienced depression have never talked with a health-care professional about it, he said.