CALGARY, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is
proud to support Bell Let's Talk - an anti stigma campaign culminating
on February 9, Bell Let's Talk Day. On that occasion, Bell will contribute 5¢ for every long distance call
and text message its customers make to further fund and support mental
health initiatives throughout Canada.
The campaign will focus national attention on issues which are at the
heart of the MHCC's work, including stigma, community care and access,
research, and mental health in the workplace.
"Bell is a leader in Canada and their Bell Let's Talk Day is proving that once again," said Louise Bradley, MHCC President and
CEO. "This program is coming at the right time. Every single one of us
is touched by mental illness at some point in our lives. Unfortunately,
the many stigmas associated with mental illness prevent people from
talking about it. It's time we all join forces to address these issues
openly and Bell is showing us the way."
Bell Canada recently announced a $50-million investment over five years
to support mental health research and services across Canada. It's the
largest charitable investment by a Canadian corporation in support of
"The help is needed at every level - from community support programs, to
research, to hospital foundations," said Ms. Bradley. "This investment
will help millions of Canadians who are affected by mental health
"We applaud corporate citizens such as Bell for championing mental
health," said Michael Kirby, MHCC Chair. "We hope to see other
corporations join in and help bring mental illness out of the shadows
To join the conversation and for more information about Bell Let's Talk Day please visit the bell.ca/letstalk web portal.
About the Mental Health Commission of Canada
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for transformative
change. Our mission is to work with stakeholders to change the
attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve
services and support. Our goal is to promote mental health and help
people who live with mental health problems lead meaningful and
productive lives. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by
The views represented herein solely represent the views of the Mental
Health Commission of Canada.
Production of this document is made possible through a financial
contribution from Health Canada.
SOURCE Mental Health Commission of Canada
For further information:
Stephanie Lassonde, Director, Communication
Office: 403 385-4049, Cell: 403 968-0242