September 21, 2010 10:58 am
Bell announced a charitable program today that will see an investment of $50 million over the next 5 years to support mental health initiatives. Bell has 4 action pillars: Anti-stigma, community care and access, workplace health and research. In addition, one of the ways that we all can help out is on February 9th. This is a day that Bell has termed “Let’s Talk Day” where “every text message sent and every long distance call made by Bell customers that day, Bell will donate 5 cents to programs dedicated to mental health.”
In a press release George Cope, President and CEO of Bell and BCE said “Mental illness impacts every person in Canada in some way, causes immense personal suffering and takes a heavy toll on our national economy. The health care community has worked hard to address the impact of mental illness, but public understanding of the disease remains low and mental health support needs to accelerate”.
More info here at Bell