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Waterloo Region police join Bell Let's Talk conversation

Waterloo Region police join Bell Let's Talk conversation”

Tim Hortons donated coffee and muffins, Youth Wellness Hub Ontario donated prizes and Bell provided swag for the event. It's been an incredible outpouring of support for those who struggle with mental illness over the last eight years, and we're now ready to break a billion total messages.

He added it helps people recognize that mental health issues can be experienced, but you can still be successful.

"The stigma around mental illness is absolutely declining and Bell Let's Talk day and other mental health champions, as well as, have had an impact on that, for sure", Stevenson said.

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 five cents to Canadian mental health initiatives.

"Bell Let's Talk is pleased to help Sault Area Hospital expand mental health care for people in the Sault Ste".

"Bell Let's Talk Day is built on your engagement in the mental health conversation and millions of people across Canada and around the world have taken up the cause each year", said Mary Deacon, chair of Bell Let's Talk, in a statement.

"As first responders we are here to tell you it affects us too".

Sault Area Hospital Foundation is pleased to receive a $10,000 grant from the Bell Let's Talk Community Fund to support the Safewards Program at Sault Area Hospital. Organizations will have until March 15 to submit an application for consideration.

"It's important to be open about the struggle that we as individuals face", said LeRoy Berndt, Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association's Regina branch. "Coming back to work from mental illness is a little different than other illnesses".

The University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College both participated Wednesday. "And ultimately, it's to reduce the stigma around mental health".

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