On Sunday, November 12, 2017, I had received an email from Healthy Minds Canada.

Healthy Minds Canada will not be continuing operations through our offices, but instead will be transferring ownership of assets to Jack.org, to continue under their leadership. The work that Healthy Minds Canada accomplishes through community education events will be continuing on though Jack.org’s “Healthy Minds Canada Fund”. This fund targets Canada’s youth by ensuring young people have the support they need to care for their own mental health and that of their peers.

As a result, we are not dealing with Healthy Minds Canada for the Bell Let’s Talk Campaign.

We will be doing our own campaign through Mental Illness Do You Know and I do have our own contact with Bell Let’s Talk!

This is the easiest campaign to be a part of! You can either lead the conversation or promote what others are already saying. Just Tweet and post messages and images on FB on all matters about mental health (including mental illness and/or addictions). The catch? Always remember to use the hashtag #BellLetsTalk and use @mentalillnessdoyouknow on Facebook and @mentalillnessca on Twitter, so we can help promote your message.

Why? Talking is the best way to start breaking down the barriers associated with mental illness. But sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. Below you will find some short facts about mental health that Bell likes (and we like them too!). You’ll also find a few of our own. And…if you are creative, you too can come up with your own. Just remember to include @mentalillnessdoyouknow #BellLetsTalk at the end of ALL your posts. Remember it’s @mentalillnessca on Twitter.

And remember, you want people to re-tweet you and share your FB posts. So when you post and tweet, ask people to re-tweet or Share (Pls RT = Please ReTweet and when you post on FB, just substitute Pls RT with Pls Share). Please remember that the Pls RT counts as characters in a Twitter post…so it may not always be possible.

Before you Start:

Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mentalillnessdoyouknow) and then “Like” us. That way when you post on Facebook, you can tag us.
“Follow” us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/mentalillnessca) so that you’ll see our posts and those of others just like you who are making a difference and talking about mental health.

How to Participate:

Bell Let’s Talk Day donations are fully funded by Bell directly based on engagement by Canadians in the cause. Bell donates 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of these interactions on Bell Let’s Talk Day at no extra charge to participants:

Every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant customers.

Twitter: Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and @mentalillnessca
Facebook: Every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video at: https://www.facebook.com/BellLetsTalk
Instagram: Every post using #BellLetsTalk and tagged @mentalillnessca
Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat geofilter