It’s Bell Lets Talk Day Here in Canada – Fighting Mental Health Stigma.

This is the biggest, mental health advocacy in Canada and the world.

Bell Let’s Talk 

You Are Sick Not Weak!

End The Stigma!

When someone tell me to get outside to feel better, it does help me to feel better,

but I need a lot more than that.

~ Clara Hughes ( Mental Health Adovcate)

ClaraHuges BellLets talk

One in five Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life.

Five Simple Ways to Help End the Stigma around Mental Illness.

  1. Language matters

Words can help, but they can also hurt. Pay attention to the words you use.

Words such as; “psycho” or “nut” can be hurtful.

  1. Educate yourself

Myths exist about mental illness that contributes to stigma. Learn the facts.

Be knowledgeable and help fight stigma with facts.

  1. Be Kind

Small acts of kindness speak volumes.

Treat a person who has a mental illness with the kindness and care you give

to people with other illnesses.

  1. Listen and ask

Sometimes it’s best to just listen.

Don’t trivialize someone’s illness. Instead, say: “I’m sorry to hear that,

it must be a difficult time.

  1. Talk about it

Start a dialogue, not a debate.

Break the silence. Talk about how mental illness touches us all in some

way directly.

What is Stigma? – Mental Health