Bell Lets Talk 2013
Yesterday was Bell Lets Talk Day.
Bell is one of Canada’s largest media companies owning home phone, cell phone, internet, television stations and television connection. Bell is everywhere.
Three years ago, Bell decided to take on mental health and started Bell Lets Talk to raise awareness and money for mental health initiatives across Canada.
I am not a fan of Bell Lets Talk because I feel that although it means well it is still a campaign that pushes the dominant ideology that still produces stigma and discrimination but since I want money to go into mental health and because what I have to say is important I tweeted up a storm!
I guess in honour of
#BellLetsTalk I can say what’s been bothering me for two weeks. I feel like I’m not allowed to fall apart. I’m tired.
I raised a total of: 85 cents
All my hard work and effort only raised 85 cents (I excluded an information tweet on Bell Lets Talk and I also shared the Facebook picture).
Of course, this is why it’s all across Canada because at 5 cents a tweet, text, LD call and FB picture share 1 person cannot make a helpful dent in terms of raising money.
The last count available (we’re still waiting for the final total) was:
That amounts to $3 million (I rounded up)!
When I have the final numbers I’ll post again!
DO NOT STOP TALKING THOUGH! Bell Lets Talk may be over but mental health discrimination is not! Keep the conversation going all year because that’s how long I have my problems! All damn year! So, don’t be silent!
Posted on February 13, 2013, in Madness, Mental Health, Stigma/Discrimination and tagged 5 cents, awareness, Bell Canada, campaign, mental health, mental illness, money, phone, stigma, text, tweet. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.