Let’s talk.

stigma_replace_webThere’s a lot of stigma surrounding mental illness, stigma that makes people feel worse, and can prevent us from seeking help. Bell Let’s Talk Day, is a Canadian initiative by Bell Media that aims to end this stigma, by promoting an open discussion on mental illness, and raising money to improve access to services that support people with mental health issues. You can help out with just a Tweet, make sure you use the #BellLetsTalk hashtag. (For every Tweet, Bell donates 5 cents to mental health initiatives.) The awareness campaign is now in it’s 5th year, and has raised over 67.5 million dollars. Draw The Public applauds the media giant’s philanthropy.

Footnote: The campaign raised $6,107,538.60 at the end of the day.

15 thoughts on “Let’s talk.

  1. Thank you for posting such issues as Mental Health. I am a writer of sorts who has been marked with the BPD personality type. Did you know that more people who have mental health issues are ten times more likely to be creativity than the general population.

    Also one question for you are you by chance left handed. If you are I have a site you need to look at. The site is not mine

    Thank you for your blog you are a true artist.

    Thank You

    David

    davidParrishl.wordpress.com

    My blogs are in the starting out stage

    • You’re welcome David. Yes, I’m aware of the correlation between mental health and creativity; Van Gogh suffered, along with countless others. I’m right handed, but sometimes draw with left. I hope you are doing great. Thanks for taking the time to comment, and I’ll have a good look at your blog. Best, Russell.

      • Russell,

        Thank you for your post to me, so you are. That is great that you can use both hands. My left hand is slightly biger than my right hand. I would love to use the computer with both hands, but I am a hunt and peck type on the computer, is a blessing.

        I now have three blogs. Two of them are on being creative. The first one I am changing to an encouragement blog that is called creativepatchworkbydavidp a personal blog about my writing, and other forms of being creative
        The last is therealnewyorkstate it is more travel related for the entire state of New York, but without New York City area. The reason being is most people believe NY is only NYC, and everyone knows about that city.

        Keep up the great work you do, and by the way do you do art work for other blogs. The reason I am asking is I would like to get you to do one for me after I am established

        Thank You
        David

    • :-) Thanks Bea! That’s great to hear, we all need encouragement from time to time. Hope you have a great experience putting your blog together and posting. I’ll take a look when you’re all set up, Russell.

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