As many of you know, Bell Let’s Talk Day is coming up on January 29 2020.
Did you know that approximately 30 percent of Ontarians will experience a mental health and addictions issue at some point in their lives.
And every year, two million Ontarians go to their family doctor for mental health or addictions challenge? On Bell Let’s Talk Day, our government is joining the conversation on mental health- you may participate in the following ways:
- Scheduling and Recording a video at PCCS Media Studio or on your own for Bell Let’s Talk and posting with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk – there is a script attached that you may use.
- Resharing your colleagues and stakeholder posts about Bell Let’s Talk
- Confirming with myself and Brett Weltman in Minister Tibollo’s office that you would like to participate in a local event at your local CMHA- please let us know by the first week in January if you would like to do an event or tour in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association or Addictions and Mental Health Ontario- We would be happy to facilitate with your office and take care of communications products and logistics.
- There will be as well a flag that will fly at Queens Park for Bell Let’s Talk Day.
Our government made a promise to the people of Ontario that we would create a comprehensive, connected, and integrated mental health and addictions system, so that every Ontarian will have the opportunity to be fully supported on their journey towards mental wellness.
And we are proud to continue fulfilling on that promise by making mental health a priority. Having conversations online, at work, or in your local community will shine a spotlight and spread awareness on an issue that affects millions of people across Ontario each and every year.