January 31: #BellLetsTalk

News Article / January 31, 2018

Department of National Defence

We have expert health care in our military and in our country. But it is critical that military personnel, Department of National Defence employees, and Canadians recognize mental health issues as they develop, and talk about them with openness and understanding.

Bell Let’s Talk Day is an annual campaign dedicated to creating a Canada free from the stigma that surrounds mental illness. This year, January 31 marks the eighth year for the campaign and the fifth year the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have been active partners in the campaign.

On January 31, for every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, and Bell MTS customers, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame and Snapchat filter, and every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, Bell will donate five cents to support Canadian mental health programs.Canadian Armed Forces members have access to a range of programs while serving in the Forces, including exceptional medical and mental health care, support for families, and comprehensive reintegration and return-to-work programs for those who are ill and injured.

To learn more about resources available to members and their families, visit the website You're not alone - Mental Health resources for CAF members and families.

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