Bell Lets Talk Day - $14.00 of $4.8 Million!
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 23:43

Bell Lets Talk Day raises over 4.8 Million Dollars for Mental Health Programs Bell Lets Talk Day raises over 4.8 Million Dollars for Mental Health Programs

February 12 brought the return of Bell Let's Talk Day, an annual promotion where Bell Canada donates 5 cents for every Tweet with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk, Text Message by a Bell Cell, Long Distance Call on the Bell Network or Facebook Share of a post.

In 2013 a total of $4,813,313 was raised stemming from 96,266,266 calls, texts, tweets and shares!  Of that total, 1,562,485 were tweets and retweet.

The 4.8 Million Dollar donation by Bell is an increase of 23% from the year previous, and in total the #BellLetsTalk program has committed $62,043,289.30 to Canadian mental health programs!

In my own tweeting and phone hammering, I was able to participate enough for a $14.60 donation by Bell.

This is a stellar promotion of philanthropy, but also raises some great awareness about mental health issues.  At any given time, more than 3 million Canadians face serious depression and 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lives.  Every day more than 500,000 Canadians miss work due to an affect of mental illness.

Be a blessing to someone: reach out and give a lending hand or be a willing listener.  Always make the time to talk.