Today marks the 12th year of Bell Let’s Talk Day with the hopes of raising both awareness and money for mental health, with the goal of eliminating the stigma around mental illness, supporting organizations across Canada to help improve mental health care access, and funding research that could one day offer promising treatments. (Bell Let’s Talk)

View this short video clip to hear how other Canadians manage the stress in their lives.

‘Bell Let’s Talk offers a guide with tips on how you can help, including recognizing signs of stress, taking care of others, and how to end the stigma around mental illness. It also offers a toolkit to help you spread the word about mental health, we’ve created a toolkit that includes guides for starting a one-on-one dialogue or a community conversation, helpful templates for use in schools, communities, and workplaces, as well as shareable images you can use to use to show your support.’ (Bell Let’s Talk)

The Barrie and Community Family Health Team offers mental health services. To learn more visit our webpage.