Bell Let's Talk 2018 breaks records
Thanks to your texts, tweets, and shares Bell Let's Talk has set a new record.
Social media engagement across all platforms hit 24,302,727 - a increase of more than 10 percent over last year.
Now that all the calls, texts, and posts have been tallied up, Bell will be investing $6,919,199.75 in mental health programs.
Chair of Bell Let's Talk Mary Deacon says, "On behalf of everyone on the Bell Let's Talk team, thank you Canada for showing the way in taking mental health forward – like never before! The growing engagement by Canadians in Bell Let's Talk Day shows that together we're changing attitudes and truly reducing the stigma around mental illness. It's the key to making progress in a critical national health concern."
Over the years, Bell has donated $93,423,628.80 through Bell Let's Talk.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Bell Let's Talk Community Fund, which supports frontline organizations improving access to mental health programs and services in every region of Canada.
The 2018 application period is open until March 31 and all 2018 Fund grants will be disbursed before December 31, 2018. To apply for funding, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.