Canadians answer Clara Hughes' call to join the conversation about mental health
Traffic on pace to exceed volumes experienced when Sidney Crosby scored
MONTREAL, Feb. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Today is Bell Let's Talk Day and the
response from Canadians is already Olympian in scale. Responding to
national spokesperson Clara Hughes' call to Canadians to join the
conversation, texting and long-distance calling by Bell and Bell Aliant
customers is on pace to exceed the traffic experienced when Sidney
Crosby scored to win Canada hockey Gold - a previous Bell volume
"I'm so proud of how Canadians from coast to coast have responded to
Bell Let's Talk Day and our call to both fight the stigma around mental
illness and promote mental health. We're half way through the day and
on pace to break records - let's keep talking Canada!" said Ms. Hughes,
Canada's six-time Olympic medalist, the nation's flag bearer at
Vancouver 2010, and national spokesperson for Bell Let's Talk Day.
For every text message sent and every long distance call made by Bell
and Bell Aliant customers today, Bell will donate 5 cents to programs
dedicated to mental health. Regular long distance and text message
Bell Let's Talk Day is the high-profile anti-stigma component of the
Bell Mental Health Initiative, a five-year, $50-million charitable
initiative dedicated to promoting Canadian mental health.
Since January 17, a national promotional campaign focused on the
world-famous smile of Clara Hughes has invited Canadians to join the
conversation about mental health. By relating her own story of
depression during the campaign, Clara has encouraged changing attitudes
towards mental health, an important first step in removing the stigma
that impacts so many Canadians affected by mental health issues.
Canadians have been joining Clara in the mental health conversation not
only by talking and texting but also by visiting bell.ca/letstalk to learn more - and to add their own smiles to the portal alongside
Clara's world-famous smile.
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