For as long as we can remember, mental health has been a sensitive subject. Generations have tip-toed around the issue for long enough that stigmas have formed, often creating an uncomfortable environment for individuals experiencing mental illnesses. Today, mental health advocates everywhere turned to Twitter to #EndTheStigma and speak up on behalf of everyone's struggles.
Alongside #EndTheStigma, individuals adding #BellLetsTalk to their tweet are doing so for a reason. Today, January 29, Bell Let's Talk is donating 5 cents toward Canadian mental health initiatives for every tweet and retweet with the hashtag.
Conversations like this — honest, public discussion — are what make positive impacts on our world. There is a community of people who understand, care, and are ready to speak up for themselves and those around them.
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-8255