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Let’s Talk, Mental Illness

12 Feb

Today seems like a good day to talk about seniors and mental health. Bell is running a public awareness campaign  to help remove the stigma so often attached to mental illness. The conglomerate is even paying five cents every time anyone tweets with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk.  I think it’s is absolutely brilliant. Not only are people opening up about a subject that was once “hush-hush”, but every time someone tweets or talks about LetsTalk, the telecom behemoth comes off winning the corporate social responsibility crown. So on a day when so many Canadians are discussing mental health, let’s talk mental health and the elderly.

According to the Let’s Talk campaign, one in every five Canadians will suffer from a mental illness at some point in his or her life.  But the odds are even higher for those over 65.  According to Baycrest, one in four seniors residing in Canada is living with a mental health disorder. These numbers will only increase as the population ages.

To learn more about programs available through the mental health centre at Baycrest, visit http://www.baycrest.org/care-programs-61.php.

If you want to know more about Bell’s campaign, visit http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/.

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