I’m sure many of you have heard, but January 28th is #BellLetsTalk day. A day that encourages the open discussion of our mental health, the way it affects ourselves/others, what we can do to help and ways to improve. It’s a great opportunity to address something that affects us all, whether we recognize it or not.
When we get sick (even if it’s just a small cold/cough), we goto the doctor or get some medication. When we get a tiny paper cut, we put a bandaid on it. But, how often do we engage in activity that is detrimental to our mental health without a second thought? How often do we do things that we know will be hurtful to our mind/soul, but still continue to do it? Sometimes, it seems as if mental health is something that we tend to neglect at times, despite it’s longer, much more serious affects it has on our physical and mental well-being.
We need to take mental health more seriously, all of us. I’m trying to be more communicative with everyone in my life and I think communication is a great way to stay healthy, in the know and continue to build relationships.
I have no affiliation with Bell or am I being compensated or instructed to participate & endorse this initiative, but it’s an incredible thing and I think it’s important for us to acknowledge the importance of our mental health.
Throughout the next 24 hours, my twitter feed (@SolePurpose) will be filled with more personal tidbits, more personal thoughts, more memories, more ideas and an overall more personal theme than normal.
On January 28,
Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every:
- Text message sent*
- Mobile & long distance call made*
- Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
- Share of the Facebook image
Join the conversation, this isn’t about me or you, it’s about us.
Ps. For those of you with young children (or if you’re just young at heart), you can print out some stickers: HERE