Let’s Talk Mental Health on January 28th

I saw a intake psych guy today so I can be seen by a psych doc, so I can keep getting my medications. It’s just one of the things I have to do when I move…get a new psychiatrist. So it of course it was just fate when I read my friend’s post about Talking about Mental Illness. This is a great way to help raise awareness, and there are some wonderful pointers in this article to help break the stigma, so I thought I’d pass it along.
Take care of each other.

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Image via http://www.waypointcentre.ca/news___events/around_waypoint/bell_let_s_talk_day_january_28/

There is never a wrong time to talk about mental health. (Even when you’re doing a post about mental health and trying to not sound like an advertisement for Bell.)

This year in Canada, January 28th is Bell Let’s Talk Day. (Bell is part of BCE Inc. and is Canada’s largest communications company.) Bell Let’s Talk is a multi-year charitable program dedicated to mental health and Bell has committed over $67.5 million to support a wide range of mental health organizations, large and small, from coast to coast to coast.

The 2014 Bell Let’s Talk Day raised $5,472,585.90 more in funding for Canadian mental health, all  from 109,451,718 tweets, texts, calls and shares.

One in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness, yet 2 in 3 of those who struggle will not seek treatment options for fear of judgment or rejection. They may not tell anyone…

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