Today is an important day for raising awareness for mental health issues and suicide prevention.
DIFD (Do It For Daron) has encouraged everyone to wear purple today in support of the cause, and Bell Canada is hosting it’s “Let’s Talk” program today, with every text or long-distance call by Bell customers, and every Facebook share and #BellLetsTalk Tweet for non-Bell customers, they will be donating 5 cents to mental health awareness.
Nothing breaks my heart more than to hear of someone who has struggled with mental health issues taking their own lives. I often sit back and wonder, “Didn’t they know? Didn’t they know there were people who loved them; who would’ve been there for them to help them through their darkest hour?”
I know it’s not always that simple for people who suffer from mental health issues and depression to understand that.
But hopefully, by way of days like this with the Bell Let’s Talk campaign, and with the growing momentum of organizations like DIFD, the stigma that goes along with mental illness can be erased and people will feel more free to just talk to someone.
There will always be someone there for you.
Let someone help you.
Open up & talk about it.
You are not alone.
If you haven’t already shared the image on Facebook or used the #BellLetsTalk hastag on Twitter…go do so now, please.
Today, we can all make a difference.