01.28.15

LET’S TALK MUST READ

Hey Loves! I need you all the take a second and read this ENTIRE post PLEASE!

January 28 is Bell Let’s Talk Day so mental illness is going to be on everyone’s lips, especially if I have something to do with it.

Bell Let’s Talk is a mental health initiative that believes talking about mental illness can break down the barriers and reduce the stigma associated with all mental illnesses.  For some reason some illnesses carry more stigma than others. In the past, studies have shown that once the attitudes and beliefs are changed better access and care can be given.  So what does this mean?  


There is SO much we can do to help those living and affected by mental illness and the truth is the mental illness affects everyone and it is everywhere yet there is still so much stigma associated with it. So let’s use today to make a difference.   

There are a number of reasons why individuals are affected by mental illness whether that be a genetic predisposition, environmental factors or certain life choices.  But guess what?  The exact same factors dictate physical illness and yet there is no shame in that.  So why is it that it’s okay to tell everyone your dad had a heart attack but seems less acceptable that he is suffering from depression or bipolar disorder?

Today is a reminder that the stigma associated with mental illness must be broken down. We must address and treat everyone living and affected by mental illness the exact same as if they were suffering from cancer, or diabetes or even if they are 100% healthy.
We are all human and we all deserve the right to proper care and treatment no matter what it is that we are affected by.

I need EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU to head over to my Twitter  (might as well follow me while you’re there) and tweet a message including the hashtag #BellLetsTalk.  You can include me in the message if you want (so I can retweet) and I don’t care if you say Convey The Moment made me do it.  Bell is going to donate 5 cents for every tweet using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk and the money raised will be used for Mental Health Initiatives here in Canada. I’m going to check my traffic numbers so you get your buns there right meow and do me this favour.  NOTHING would make me happier today than helping those living and affected mental illness, this means us! WE are ALL affected. HEAD THERE RIGHT NOW, GO GO GO!    

Read what else you can do to help here.

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