Communication is one of the keys to any healthy relationship. And effective communication requires two components – talking and listening.
Today is a day for both.
Bell Let’s Talk day is an important day for talking about mental health. It’s also a day that should include a lot of listening.
Martin Charlton Communications believes Bell Let’s Talk offers Canadians a reminder that people close to us – family, friends, co-workers – are all impacted by mental illness either directly or indirectly.
It’s important to talk to someone about it.
To date, Bell Let’s Talk has helped to initiate more than 870 million interactions with people who live with mental health issues. All it takes is to simply ask someone how they’re doing.
We are a group of individuals who work together as a team. Teammates support and encourage one another and push each other to be their best. After all, a team is only as strong as its most vulnerable link.
Whether it be family or a circle of friends or co-workers, we all belong to a team.
We care about our teammates. You should care about yours.
Be mindful of the words you use surrounding mental health issues and remember to be kind. Mental illness is not always something that is easily visible and therefore you may not be aware of a person’s internal struggles.
This is why it’s important to open up and talk about it.
It’s easy to get involved. For every text message, mobile and long distance call, Bell Let’s Talk Day video view on social media, tweet using #BellLetsTalk, use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will donate 5¢ to Canadian mental health initiatives.
More than $93 million has been raised over the years.