Bell Let's Talk supports SAH's mental health care with a $10000 grant

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Dawn Boylan, the Bell Aliant Senior Community Investment Manager said 210 Canadian universities and colleges are registered for the Bell Let's Talk campaign this year, with a large growth in the number of colleges from previous years.

The Binghamton Devils organization participated in the Bell Lets Talk social media campaign to raise awareness of mental health and assist in donating to the cause. Join the conversation on Bell Let's Talk Day, January 30, and help end the stigma around mental illness. "Growing and expanding our services at Sault Area Hospital will help provide the level of care that every member of our community deserves", said Teresa Martone, executive director, Sault Area Hospital Foundation.

You're invited to talk, text and get engaged on social media to support mental health today for Bell Let's Talk Day.

In honour of Bell Let's Talk Day, activities were held all day on Wednesday, the event including prizes, games, Bell Let's Talk swag, a photo booth and T-shirt designing activities, among other activities. We are here for you when you need us.

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"What a remarkable day for mental health!"

The Bell Let's Talk initiative aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health challenges by engaging in open conversations and treating those suffering from mental health issues as being ill, not weak. 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. 24/7. We can connect you with many different services or just be a listening ear.

"I think everyone is going through something and the more we talk about it, the more people are OK with letting others know how they feel so that they can become better".

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) recognizes that one in five Canadians will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives.

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