For Immediate Release: January 18th, 2019
The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, and Pine Ridge (C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.), along with Bell, invite you to take action and join the nationwide conversation about mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day. On January 30th, talk, text, or tweet to help change the narrative surrounding mental illness and help grow Bell’s year round funding towards Canadian mental health initiatives.
Bell continues to invest in our communities’ mental health programs, with a planned total funding of at least $100 million, supporting over 700 organizations across Canada! Locally, C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. has been a multiple beneficiary of Bell’s community grants.
Bell offers their Five Simple Ways to help fight the stigma surrounding mental illness:
- Language matters – pay attention to the words you use.
- Educate yourself – learn, know and talk more – understand the signs when someone needs help. Consider education offered through C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R., including corporate and workplace mental health education and certificate training such as Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (A.S.I.S.T.).
- Be kind – small acts of kindness to someone struggling, help a lot.
- Listen and ask – sometimes it’s best to just listen.
- Talk about it – start a dialogue, break the silence!
Join the conversation on January 30th! Bell will donate 5 cents for each of the following:
- Talk and text: Every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS wireless and phone customers.
- Twitter: Every tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk, which includes a special emoji, and Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Twitter.com/Bell_LetsTalk.
- Facebook: Every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and use of the Bell Let’s Talk frame.
- Instagram: Every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Instagram.com/Bell_LetsTalk.
- Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let’s Talk filter and video view.
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For more information on education and training offered through C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. please visit https://cmhahkpr.ca/education-training/ or contact Jack Veitch, Manager of Community Engagement and Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries, please contact Caitlin McIntosh, Communications Officer at
(705)-748-6687 extension 1037 or email email@example.com.