Now more than ever, our actions matter. Join us in the fight against stigma and learn how you can help.

 

5 simple ways to end the stigma and start a conversation:

Language matters: the words you use can make all the difference.

Educate yourself: knowing the facts and myths about mental illness can be a great way to help end the stigma.

Be kind: simple acts of kindness can help open up the conversation and let someone know you are there for them.

Listen and ask: being a good listener and asking how you can help can be the first step in recovery.

Talk about it: mental illness touches us all in some way directly or through a friend, family member or colleague. Most people with mental health issues can do and do recover, just by talking about it.

 

For more information on how you can end stigma, go to https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/ and join the conversation.

 

 

If you are feeling suicidal or you are concerned about someone else who may be suicidal please contact your local crisis line or counselling centre.