Helping to end the stigma around mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day

On January 27, Bell Let’s bell_lavieTalk Day, millions of Canadians shared, tweeted and texted to help end the stigma around mental health and raise money for mental health initiatives. For every text message sent, mobile and long distance call made, Tweet using the #BellLetsTalk hashtag and share of the Facebook image, Bell donated five cents to mental health initiatives.

Not only was Calgary Counselling Centre busy tweeting and sharing throughout the day, but our Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, was also a Bell Let’s Talk Subject Matter Expert. She spoke to a number of local and national outlets about mental health.

It didn’t stop there. Our friends at Pinnacle Medical Centres found a unique way to support Bell Let’s Talk Day, while also raising funds specifically for Calgary Counselling Centre. They donated $1 to the Centre for every retweet or share they received throughout the day, raising a total of $250.

“Being a Calgary and surrounding area business, we love supporting local groups whenever we can. We chose to partner with Calgary Counselling Centre as part of our Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign because the work they do every day has an impact on Calgarian’s mental health and well-being.” Stephanie Karroll, Administrative Operations Manager, Pinnacle Medical Centres. “We’re confident the $250 we donated will ensure Calgary remains a healthy and vibrant city, both mentally and physically.”

“Thank you to everyone who took part in Bell Let’s Talk Day. Encouraging people to join the conversation about mental health moves us closer to a stigma-free Canada,” added Dr. Babins-Wagner.

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