Mental health and mental health awareness is something that should be talked about more in today’s society.
As someone who has suffered from anxiety my entire life, I know what it feels like to be ashamed. But over time I’ve gotten help and have been able to know that I’m okay and that I can cope with anxiety.
Mental health is not something that you should be ashamed for having, ever.
That’s why I’m urging everyone no matter who you are, where you come from, if you’re suffering from mental health issues, or you’re supporting someone who does, please participate in Bell’s Let’s Talk Day campaign on the 25th of January.
For those that don’t know, every year on Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates 5¢ towards mental health initiatives in Canada by counting every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and Snapchat geofilter that is used throughout the day.
Since 2010 Bell has donated millions of dollars to mental health initiatives in Canada. By using social media as a platform, standing up and speaking out we as a generation can not only help end the stigma around mental illness but, we could also help change lives. There are reasons why people don’t seek help and, hopefully, with a little help from everyone on January 25th we’ll change someone’s mind to their seek help – putting us one step closer to putting an end to that stigma.
I challenge the social media generation here at Nipissing University to put their heart and soul into Bell Let’s Talk Day. Get out there on January 25th and use #BellLetsTalk on all your social media outlets. Help make our world a better place and a little bit brighter.
If you are ever feeling alone or that you need help:
Speak to Counselling Services! They have great counselors who will be there for you.
Call Good2Talk. A post-secondary helpline that is always there when you need to talk to someone 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year @ 1-866-925-5454.
In a case of an emergency call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.