Resources dedicated to treatment of mental health
Published Wednesday, February 8, 2012 1:58PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:23AM EDT
Bell's ‘Let's Talk‘ campaign on February 8 is encouraging Canadians to get out their phones and start talking about mental illness.
For every text message sent and every long-distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers that day, Bell will donate 5 cents toward programs dedicated to mental health.
Last year on Let's Talk Day Canadians had more than 66 million text and long distance conversations, prompting Bell to contribute more than $3 million to Canadian mental health programs.
Mental illness is a growing concern in Canada where one in five people will suffer from mental illness in their lifetime. Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, however, one-third of Canadians won't seek treatment.
Bell's campaign seeks to reduce stigma while raising funds for a five-year $50 million charitable program, which will give grants to various mental health organizations.
This year Bell will distribute $1 million to local organizations fighting stigma and increasing access to mental health care. In 2011, the company was able to support 49 groups.
Bell is also making contributions to care, access and research initiatives at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine, Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University of British Columbia.
To continue the conversation and learn more about mental health, follow the links below. These sites will connect users to information on mental health and suicide prevention.
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Canadian Mental Health Association
Kids Help Phone
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Anxiety Panic Support (List of Resources by country
Canada -- Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
National Suicide prevention Lifeline
Mental Health Commission of Canada
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Your Life Counts
The Jack Project
CMHA British Columbia division
Here To Help
Youth In B.C.
CMHA Alberta Division
Centre for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Information & Education Services
CMHA Saskatchewan Division
Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service
CMHA Manitoba Division
Manitoba Suicide Line
CMHA Yukon Division
- (867) 668-7144
CMHA Northwest Territories Division
CMHA Ontario Division
Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention Inc.
Distress Centres Ontario
Community Information and Volunteer Centre
Distress Centres of Toronto
Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council
Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre
Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
- http://www.acsm.qc.ca/ (French)
Suicide Action Montreal
- (514) 723-4000
Centre De prevention Du Suicide Du Haut-Richelieu
Newfoundland & Labrador
CMHA Newfound & Labrador Division
Coalition Against Violence
CMHA New Brunswick Division
Prince Edward Island
CMHA Prince Edward Island Division
CMHA Nova Scotia Division
Metro Help Line
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
Guests & People connected to Speak out on Suicide series
Dave Batters (CMHA commercial)