Every day in Canada, half a million people miss work for mental health-related reasons. Eight per cent of Canadians will experience major depression at some point in their lives, and 20 per cent of Canadians will personally experience a form of mental illness during their lifetime.

And sadly, too few people feel comfortable talking about mental illness and the effect it has on their lives.

On "Bell Let's Talk Day", the goal is to change all that through education, advocacy and transparency. As part of the campaign, Bell is donating five cents for every long-distance call and text message sent on the Bell network today. And the company will also donate five cents for every tweet that includes the hashtag #BellLetsTalk.

  • Text message sent and long distance call made by bell and Bell Aliant Customers
  • Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
  • Facebook shares of a Bell Let’s Talk message

Join in and help the millions of Canadians living with a mental illness.

Visit bell.ca/letstalk and start a conversation by downloading the mental health toolkit.

You can also follow us on Twitter @Bell_Letstalk

Plus...are you going to be in the Halifax area on February 12? If so, you can join Bell Aliant to break a Guiness World Record!

Bell Aliant will attempt to break a Guiness World Records title for the most simultaneous texts sent on Bell Let's Talk Day. Grab a friend and a smartphone and join host and CTV personality Seamus O'Regan for a lunch hour you won't forget!

For more details visit letstalkhalifax.ca