Canadians everywhere and people around the world will be talking, texting and joining in on social media tomorrow for Bell Let’s Talk Day. To get ready, we invite you to take part in Bell Let’s Talk events today and tomorrow and learn more from those who have struggled with mental illness.
“I am so honoured to be part of the Friends of Bell Let’s Talk campaign and grateful for the positive response from Canadians as we share our experiences with mental illness,” said Dr. Manon Charbonneau, a psychiatrist who tells her story of depression alongside 40 other Friends of Bell Let’s Talk as part of this year’s awareness campaign. “Mental illness does not discriminate – it touches us all. I look forward to being part of the conversation tomorrow and encourage all Canadians to join in to build on the progress we’re all making in mental health.”
The Friends of Bell Let’s Talk join the Bell Let’s Talk team that gets people everywhere talking about mental health, including spokespeople Howie Mandel, Marie-Soleil Dion, Michael Landsberg, Michel Mpambara, Stefie Shock, Mary Walsh and Étienne Boulay, and community ambassadors Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, pro golfer Andrew Jensen, comedian Kevin Breel, retired CFL player Shea Emry, singer-songwriter Séan McCann, Royal Canadian Navy veteran Bruno Guévremont, comedian Jessica Holmes, musician Florence K and actress Véronique Bannon.
Bell Let’s Talk Events
Please see below for a list of Bell Let’s Talk events taking place across the country today and tomorrow. This year, communities and organizations will also show their support for the mental health cause with Bell Let’s Talk flag raisings (joining earlier flag raisings by the Ottawa Senators, North Bay Battalion, and Niagara Ice Dogs).
Parliament Hill Mental Health Event
Mary Deacon joins Members of Parliament and Senators on Parliament Hill at 12 noon ET to discuss how they can support the mental health conversation.
Canadian Paralympic Committee: Mental Health in the sport industry
The Canadian Paralympic Committee will host a breakfast seminar on mental health in the sport industry at 7:30 am ET in Ottawa for government officials, partners and delegates from various national sport organizations.
Stefie Shock in Montréal
Stefie will perform a live show from the Bell Media studios in Montréal at 5 pm ET, including As-tu deux minutes, a new song about anxiety from his upcoming album Le Fruit du Hasard.