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Saint John - Let's Talk

28-Jan-2019

Did you know that at this very moment, there are 3 million Canadians suffering from mental illness? The City of Saint John is encouraging staff and citizens to join the conversation on mental health. Wednesday, January 30 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Every call, text, tweet, and share across Canada will result in a five cent donation to support mental health initiatives. This year, the Bell campaign aims to surpass a billion total messages of support for mental health and $100 million in total Bell funding.

“Mental health affects us all. As an employer and a municipality, City staff felt it was important to be an active participant and to extend the Bell Let’s Talk message to employees and citizens,” says City Manager John Collin.

City facilities such as arenas and the City Hall Cashiers Office are proudly displaying Bell Let’s Talk posters, and conversations are being had among all employee groups.

“We encourage a whole-hearted participation in the campaign from employees and Saint John citizens, and hope that anyone who may be suffering reaches out to access the support and resources they need at any time of the year,” says Collin.

The Bell Let’s Talk website features a variety of mental health resources and options for kids, teens and adults seeking help, as well as toolkits with posters, power point presentations, and other materials for schools, employers and citizens. Visit www.bellletstalk.ca for more information. 

The City will officially proclaim January 30 as Bell Let’s Talk day in Saint John during the meeting of Common Council tonight, Monday, January 28.

Citizens are invited to join Mayor Don Darling, members of Common Council, and City staff for the Bell Let’s Talk ceremonial flag raising at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30 in front of City Hall.


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