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New Brunswickers urged to participate in Bell Let’s Talk Day

New Brunswickers are encouraged to participate in Bell Let’s Talk Day initiatives today.
New Brunswickers are encouraged to participate in Bell Let’s Talk Day initiatives today. - Contributed

Annual initiative raises awareness, funds for mental health

New Brunswickers are encouraged to participate in Bell Let’s Talk Day initiatives tomorrow, Jan. 30, to support the growing conversation around mental health in Canada.

For every text message, mobile and long distance call, Bell Let’s Talk Day video view on social media, tweet using #BellLetsTalk, use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will donate 5¢ to Canadian mental health initiatives. Text messages must be made and sent by a Bell Mobility subscriber. This event excludes iMessages. Regular charges apply. Long distance calls must be made by a Bell, Bell MTS or Bell Aliant mobile or home phone customer. Regular service charges apply.

“Every year, Bell Let’s Talk Day harnesses the power of social media to engage millions of people in an incredible cause,” said Health Minister Ted Flemming. “I hope New Brunswickers will take the time to reach out to friends and family tomorrow so we can continue to work towards ending the stigma around mental illness in our communities.”

Since its beginning in 2010, the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day uses a combination of tweets, texts, Facebook filters and video views to raise awareness about mental health.

For every interaction on the designated day, Bell will donate five cents towards various mental health programs, resources and support in communities across the country. In 2018, three New Brunswick organizations were selected for funding grants from the initiative:

– KV Oasis Youth Centre in Quispamsis

– The University of New Brunswick Psychological Wellness Centre

– YMCA of Greater Saint John

This year, the deadline for grant applications is March 15.

Eligible organizations, which are registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, may apply online for funding from the initiative.

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