If you’ve been on Twitter today, you’ve likely noticed the #BellLetsTalk hashtag on just about every tweet you’ve read.
That’s because today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. It’s an initiative that is helping to break down the stigma associated with mental health issues. Bell is donating 5 cents for every text message sent, mobile and long distance call made, Facebook share of their Bell Let’s talk image and tweet using the #BellLetsTalk hashtag.
I encourage all of you to get involved in any way that you can and help to spread the message on this extremely important initiative. Someone very close to me lost a loved one far too early. Having seen and felt the pain associated with that type of loss firsthand, I can’t tell you how valuable an initiative like this can be. It seems so simple but a conversation really can save a life. So talk. And just as importantly, listen.
Here in Ottawa, we’re all familiar with the Do It For Daron initiative, created to honour the life of Daron Richardson, daughter of Binghamton Senators Head Coach Luke Richardson. Last night, their story was featured in a powerful segment called Purple Hearts.
Another great example of an initiative that is helping to break down the barriers associated with Mental Health. You can view their story below and to find out more about Bell Let’s Talk and how you can get involved, head here. Game Day post in a little bit.