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Friday, 27 January 2017

Let's Talk

Wednesday was Bell Let's Talk Day in support of those struggling with mental illness.  For every call or text on Bell lines, Bell donated 5 cents.  Doesn't sound like much does it?  Well, the grand total was $6,585,250 with the funds going to Community Fund Grants, Children and Youth Programs, Aboriginal Communities and Military Families and a host of individual organisations.
Congratulations and mega thanks to Bell and all those who participated.

It's not easy to struggle with a disease that has so many social stigma's attached to it.  Those who fight the good fight every single day are my Today's Heroes.  One day we will accept that the brain, just like the body, can be ill and there is no shame in it.

9 comments:

  1. What a truly brilliant initiative. I hope you are right, and we can remove the stigma. I really hope it.

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  2. So true. Like EC, I really hope it too. A wonderful fundraiser by Bell.

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  3. I'd like to see our national telephone company do a similar thing. The mental health charities can use as much help as they can get for the good work they do.

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  4. What a wonderful thing for the phone company to do.

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  5. A very nice gesture by the corporate world.

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  6. What a fantabulous program! I'm glad it was so successful in raising funds. It's appalling that society hasn't made greater progress in treating and understanding mental illness... and in regarding it as an ILLNESS, and not a weakness or stigma.

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  7. "One day we will accept that the brain, just like the body, can be ill and there is no shame in it."

    Hear hear

    All the best Jan

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    1. Amen... I've never understood why it can be perfectly acceptable in Society to have the Body be ill, and there even being much compassion extended... but not the Mind... it's Curious to me? This hits a personal chord for our extended Family and therefore I applaud any Positives in assisting and accepting those in the Community living with Mental Illness. Dawn... The Bohemian

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