Today is #BellLetsTalk Day, and it’s more important this year than ever as many mental health services are experiencing sharp increases in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the pandemic continues, numerous health-care and front-line workers continue to work long, consecutive hours to take care of those in need. To better support their mental health and well-being, advocates and experts are starting to voice concerns that this group of people is just as vulnerable to the same mental health hardships as anyone else. They are asking for supports and resources to assist them with stress stemming from COVID-19.
Read more about the effects the pandemic is taking on our front-line workers. Warning, these articles may be triggering; please read at your discretion.
Read more about the effects the pandemic is taking on our front-line workers. Warning, these articles may be triggering, please read at your own discretion.
Bell Let’s Talk day is an annual Canadian mental health awareness day driven by the communications company since 2011. The money raised, just under $7.8 million in 2020, is then redirected back into Canadian mental health services. Money is raised in several ways, primarily through social media using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk. To learn more about this initiative visit their website, https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/