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Saint John - Let's Talk

28-Jan-2020

This year’s theme from Bell Let’s Talk Week is: When it comes to mental health, every action counts.

Public Invitation: 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 29 in front of City Hall.

Did you know that at this very moment, there are three 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 29 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Every call, text, tweet, social media view and use of the Bell Facebook frame or Snapchat filter across Canada will result in a five cent donation to support mental health initiatives across Canada. 

“The challenges of mental health affect us all in some way, at different times of our lives, and in deeply personal ways. By making mental health a priority in the workplace, we encourage our colleagues to speak more openly and seek the resources they may need; remembering that early assistance is very important to recovery,” says City Manager John Collin. “The entire City leadership team feels it is  important to be active participants and to extend the Bell Let’s Talk message to employees and citizens.”

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

“We encourage whole-hearted participation in the campaign from employees and Saint John citizens, and hope that anyone who may be suffering reaches out for help now and into the future.” adds 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. 

Bell Let's Talk - City Staff 2020

Members of the City of Saint John management team kick-off Let’s Talk week in Saint John City Hall. 

 

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