Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, which is the world’s largest conversation about mental health.
More than 1.1 billion interactions on social media using the #BellLetsTalk hashtag have been recorded since the event launched in 2011, raising more than $113 million toward mental health initiatives across Canada.
This year, more Canadians than ever are reporting anxiety and depression as the second wave of COVID-19 upends normal life. According to a recent survey by Mental Health Research Canada, 22 per cent of surveyed Canadians reported that they had been diagnosed with depression, with another 20 per cent saying they had received an anxiety disorder diagnosis, representing an all-time high.
Today, Bell will donate five cents to Canadian mental health programs for every applicable text, local or long distance call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk.
Every year on Bell Let’s Talk Day, Canadian citizens, public figures, and companies take to social media to post messages promoting mental health in an attempt to raising money for this cause.
The Canadian Premier League is no exception, as Commissioner David Clanachan and CPL teams joined the conversation on this very important day.
Check out what Commissioner Clanachan and players from across the league had to say below: