It's Bell Sens Youth Mental Health Night when the Senators take on the
Leafs at Scotiabank Place tomorrow night
Watch Bell Let's Talk spokesperson Clara Hughes live on Hockey Night in
Next Wednesday, February 8 is Bell Let's Talk Day
MONTREAL, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - February 4 is Bell Sens Youth
Mental Health Night, when the Ottawa Senators host the Toronto Maple
Leafs at Scotiabank Place tomorrow night. Bell and Clara Hughes,
national spokesperson for the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative,
are proud to join with the Sens Foundation in support of the Royal
Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and the D.I.F.D Fund.
D.I.F.D (Do it for Daron) is a youth-driven program focused on raising
awareness and inspiring conversations about youth mental health.
D.I.F.D was created by friends and family of Daron Richardson, who lost
her life to suicide at the age of 14. Bell Sens Youth Mental Health
Night will focus on inspiring conversations on the topic of youth
mental illness and the organizations and resources available within the
community that offer mental health support services to youth and their
Bell Let's Talk national spokesperson Clara Hughes will join in the puck
drop with Daron's parents, Luke and Stephanie Richardson, and with
Patrick Kidney, who created the winning design for the 2012 D.I.F.D
shirts. Clara will also be featured on Hockey Night in Canada during
both the pre-game show and second intermission, highlighting the need
to talk about mental illness in order to fight the lingering stigma
that keeps too many people from seeking the help they need.
"The Bell Sens Youth Mental Health Night is a tremendous opportunity to
raise awareness about mental health in a very relevant way," said Ms.
Hughes. "Only by talking openly about mental illness will we be able to
break down the stigma that too often prevents people from seeking the
help they need. Tomorrow, on Bell Sens Youth Mental Health Night, and
on February 8, Bell Let's Talk Day, we invite everyone to join the
conversation about mental health!"
On Bell Let's Talk Day, for every text message sent and every long
distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers, Bell will donate
5 cents to programs dedicated to mental health (regular long distance
and text charges apply). Bell is also encouraging Canadians to follow
the campaign on Twitter @Bell_LetsTalk and share a smile with a friend in support of mental health on Facebook
at facebook.com/BellCanada. On February 8, Canadians will also be invited to retweet the Bell
Let's Talk Day message. For each retweet, Bell will donate an
additional 5 cents.
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a five-year, $50-million
charitable program based on four action pillars: Anti-stigma, care and
access, research, and workplace best practices. With Bell Let's Talk
Day as its anti-stigma centrepiece, Bell's initiative is providing
significant funding for leading mental health hospitals and grassroots
organizations, driving new workplace initiatives across corporate
Canada, and supporting new research - including a world-first research
announcement planned for February.
To learn more about Bell Let's Talk, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
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