Today at St. Boniface School, we are joining in to help create positive change on Bell Let’s Talk Day.

Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year. Over the past 9 years, Canadians and people around the globe have joined the world’s largest conversation around mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Together we have taken big steps to reduce the stigma around mental health issues.

This year, on Bell Let’s Talk Day Canadians are encouraged to share the actions, large and small, that they are taking to improve the lives of people living with mental health issues.

That’s why we’re joining in on the 10th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day to help create positive change. The Healthy School Team at St. Boniface school have planned activities for classes. Students will be creating tweets that their teacher can tweet today and that the students can take home and ask their parents to tweet it or post it on Social Media. We are challenging classrooms to snap a photo of a positive mental health message. After the afternoon recess, classes are invited to join a meditation walk around the schoolyard where there will be reflection questions and positive strategies to help promote good mental health in all of us.

When it comes to mental health, every action counts.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, for every text, mobile and long distance call made on the Bell network, tweet using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view, or use of the Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will contribute 5 cents more to Canadian mental health programs.

Join in as we work together to improve the lives of Canadians living with mental health issues and help create positive change.