Bell Let’s Talk – Mental Health

| January 27, 2020
Submitted by Brenda Scott for Student Experience - Academic

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Bell Let’s Talk Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 29!

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell contributes 5 cents to mental health programs for every text or mobile call by Bell customers, and every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view, or use of the Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. Bell Let’s Talk Day promotes treating mental health issues like other health issues. We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. Treating mental health issues just like you would treat someone with a broken arm helps reduce the stigma so that we can all feel comfortable asking for help.

DeGroote is joining in on the 10th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day tomorrow to help create positive change on and off-campus. Visit the Bell Let’s Talk resource table in the lobby on Wednesday from 8:30 – 11:30 am. Remember, every action, big and small, counts.

Advocate for a friend! Sometimes friends might not feel well enough to speak up for themselves, but you can help by offering support, encourage them to book a wellness services appointment, or simply listening. Take care of your own mental health. Listen to your mind and body, ask for help and take some time if you are struggling or feeling overwhelmed. Take a walk, reach out to a friend, talk to Student Services or email me to book an appointment.

Remember, it’s okay to not be okay. Stay tuned for other student initiatives to support yourself and one another.

“Our goal is to help keep the conversation going all year long and make every day a day it is okay to talk about mental health!”

Brenda Scott
Wellness Counsellor

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