Bell thanks leading Canadian organizations for joining the conversation about mental health

Bell thanks leading Canadian organizations for joining the conversation about 
mental health 

    --  Range of partners, competitors and other organizations step up
        to support the Bell Let's Talk Day anti-stigma campaign
    --  Bell Let's Talk Day is tomorrow February 12: To learn more,
        please visit

MONTREAL, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell is pleased today to recognize and 
thank the many corporations and other organizations that have stepped up to 
join the conversation about Canadian mental health on Bell Let's Talk Day. 
Their support is helping to promote discussion about the impact of mental 
illness on Canadian lives and our national economy, helping to reduce the 
stigma around this pervasive but often overlooked health concern.

"The Bell Let's Talk team appreciates so much the gracious support of the many 
leading companies, national organizations and community groups that have 
joined us in the conversation about mental health," said Clara Hughes, 
Canada's six-time Olympic medallist and national spokesperson for Bell Let's 
Talk. "This great cooperative effort is key to increasing awareness, 
acceptance and action for those who struggle with mental illness. On February 
12, let's talk about mental health!"

Bell Let's Talk 2013 is supported by a major national promotional and 
education campaign featuring Clara and fellow Bell Let's Talk ambassadors 
Stefie Shock, Michel Mpambara and Seamus O'Regan. The team thanks these 
leading organizations for their generous assistance in getting the message out:
    --  Astral Media
    --  Basketball Canada
    --  Bell Media
    --  CBC / SRC
    --  CBS Outdoor
    --  Calgary Stampede
    --  Canadian Armed Forces
    --  Canadian Curling Association
    --  Canadian Olympic Committee
    --  Canadian Paralympic Committee
    --  Canadian Soccer Association
    --  Festival d'été de Québec
    --  Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
    --  Gesca Limitée
    --  Globe and Mail
    --  Lamar Advertising
    --  Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
    --  Microsoft Canada
    --  Montréal Canadiens
    --  National Basketball Association
    --  National Football League
    --  National Hockey League
    --  National Hockey League Players' Association
    --  National Post / Postmedia Network
    --  Ottawa Senators
    --  Pattison Outdoor
    --  Rogers Communications
    --  Toronto International Film Festival
    --  Toronto Star/Torstar Corporation
    --  Vancouver Whitecaps FC
    --  And 200 other Canadian companies that participated in the Bell
        Event in support of mental health - which raised $1.5 million
        in new funding for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

These organizations are providing a variety of platforms for the Bell Let's 
Talk message, including newspaper, radio, TV, out-of-home and online 
advertising, rink boards at major sports arenas, promotional events, and 
coverage dedicated to the discussion and advancement of mental health. In 
addition, more than 100 Bell community and mental health partners, as well as 
chambers of commerce, colleges and universities across Canada are helping 
spread the word through events, social media, websites, and newsletters.

Bell Let's Talk Day is tomorrow!
Bell Let's Talk Day is a major driver of Bell's funding for Canadian mental 
health programs. On February 12, every text message and long distance call 
made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers, and every tweet using #BellLetsTalk 
and every Facebook share of the Bell Let's Talk image, means 5 cents more for 
mental health. Last year, the communications sent by over 8 million 
participants across Canada resulted in $3,926,014.20 more Bell funding for 
mental health initiatives.

The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a 5-year, $50-million 
charitable program based on 4 action pillars: Anti-stigma, care and access, 
research, and workplace best practices. With Bell Let's Talk Day as its 
anti-stigma centrepiece, Bell's initiative is providing significant funding 
for leading mental health hospitals and grassroots organizations, driving new 
workplace initiatives across corporate Canada, and supporting new research.

About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and 
business with solutions to all their communications needs: Bell Mobility 
wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, Bell 
Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets broadband 
network, ICT, and data hosting services. Bell Media is Canada's premier 
multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. 
Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For Bell products and 
services, please visit For BCE corporate information, please visit 

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jacqueline Michelis Bell Media Relations 1 855 785-1427 @Bell_News

SOURCE: Bell Canada

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