Today is probably one of the most important days of the year. It’s Bell’s Let’s Talk Day.
#BellLetsTalk is a day to start conversation, awareness and put an end to a stigma about Mental Health.
Currently some 3 million Canadians are suffering from depression and I am one of them.
As you may have read from my Hi, I’m Alex. page, I talk about what it’s like to deal with my inner demon on a very broad basis. For me it’s hard to share in depth, about the struggles that I have encountered and how I have overcome them personally. It’s still a work in progress, but one worth sharing.
I began this blog at the beginning of the year because writing is a way that helps me deal with my depression. Previously, I would write in my journal and now I do both. I can say how I feel and reflect upon a significant event that I believe has helped me fall back into my regular routine. In a sense, this blog is someone or something for me to talk to and it’s a way to let other’s know that they’re not suffering alone.
If you would like to help, know someone who suffers from a mental illness Bell Let’s Talk Day, is a great way to get people talking. Let’s start some positive conversation about how you can help!
Some suggested ways to help and to educate yourself on Mental Health are located on the Bell Let’s Talk website. (See following link)
In addition, if you Text, Tweet, Call or Share #BellLetsTalk Bell will donate 5 cents towards Mental Health.
Let’s start conversation, be aware and most importantly, take positive action.