005. | Bell Let’s Talk 2019.

 

I’m taking part in Bell Let’s Talk Day this year, as I do every year, only this year I plan to release a blog series shortly afterwards (early February) around bullying/cyberbullying and the ways it can affect the mental health of the victim. I had planned to do this mid-January but life held me up, and I wasn’t sure if I could get everything done in time. As well, I did some thinking on what I wanted this blog to be about and I decided to center it -for now- around being productive/focused not only while struggling with ADHD but also while dealing with the symptoms of mental health disorders.

That made more sense to me, especially since I’m currently on medicinal treatment for ADHD and it’s working, but I’m also finding the struggle to get things done simply as a result of anxiety disorders and major depressive disorder. I plan to post on January 30th as well as utilise each of the ways to take part (see the link above). Below though, I’ve listed off the ways you can also participate, as well as linking back to the resources they’ve given.

I’ve sourced Bell Let’s Talk below, and do not take any credit for the resources below.

 

Text away!

For every text message sent by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS customers, Bell will donate 5¢ towards mental health initiatives.

*By a Bell, Bell MTS or Bell Aliant customer only, at no cost to participants beyond what they would normally pay their service provider for online or phone access.

 

Start chatting!

For every mobile and long distance call made by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS customers, Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives.

*By a Bell, Bell MTS or Bell Aliant customer only, at no cost to participants beyond what they would normally pay their service provider for online or phone access.

 

Get your tweet on!

Each time you watch our Bell Let’s Talk Day video or tweet using #BellLetsTalk, Bell will donate 5¢ towards mental health initiatives.

Follow Bell Let’s Talk on Twitter.

 

 

Every view counts!

Each time you watch our Bell Let’s Talk Day video, Bell will donate 5¢ towards mental health initiatives.

Follow Bell Let’s Talk on Instagram.

 

 

Watch and share!

Each time you watch our Bell Let’s Talk Day video or use the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame, Bell will donate 5¢ towards mental health initiatives.

Follow Bell Let’s Talk on Facebook.

 

 

Show off your filter!

Each time you watch our Bell Let’s Talk Day video or send a snap using the Bell Let’s Talk filter, Bell will donate 5¢ towards mental health initiatives.

 

 

 

There are also quite a few resources they’ve offered in PDF format. I’ve included links here, as their website is pretty wonky on mobile and I thought it would be useful to include it all in a blog post.

 

Conversation Guide

Sometimes it’s hard to talk about mental illness. Knowing what to say or how to say it isn’t obvious. To help you, we’ve created a simple Conversation Guide that can be used to talk with someone you might be concerned about. [download]

 

National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

According to the Mental Health Commission, on any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians are unable to go to work due to mental health problems.

It is for this reason that we encourage you to create a working environment that supports the overall mental well-being of your employees. In the PDF below, you will find information about the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. [download]

 

Tools for teachers and students (university, college or CEGEP)

Below you will find a link to download resources to help your school or classroom join the conversation around mental health and take part in the Bell Let’s Talk campaign. [download]

 

 

Download the toolkit

It’s all about having the right tools to combat the stigma around mental illness. The Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit consists of simple everyday tactics that can be used to break the silence, including a conversation guide, workplace tips and social media images. [download]

 

Get help

Need help for yourself or tools to help someone close to you? Resources are available. Learn more…

 

 

I hope this has been useful. Check back in a few weeks for my post on the 30th, and don’t forget, I’m always available if you need to talk to someone. No judgement. Hit me up on Twitter.

 

SOURCE: Bell Let’s Talk, an advocacy program run by Bell Canada. I do not own the above resources, I’ve only shared them here for ease of access as their site does not work well on small mobile screens.

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