Mental Health is perhaps one of the most misunderstood streams of healthcare. For years it was brushed aside as a non-issue. Over the last half of the 20th and into the 21st century, healthcare providers and mental health advocates have brought the overall dangers of mental illness and the positive impact of maintaining mental wellness. At AWN, we are strong advocates for mental wellness. We believe that helping women achive mental health and reducing stigma around mental illness help to promote not only women but all of agriculture. Over the course of the next week, we will be exploring what defines mental health, some tip and tricks for achieving mental wellness as well as hear stories of women and their experience with mental health. We welcome all members to share their experiences and we encourage positive discussion on this topic.
We will kick off the week by joining in the conversation with #Bellletstalk on Wednesday January 25th.
The Bell Let’s Talk initiative is powerful in two ways
- Firstly, for every text, tweet, video share, snapchat, call, and instagram using the #bellletstalk hastag Bell will donate 5cents towards mental health initiatives. Bell created the Bell Let’s Talk Community fund which is the largest corporate mental health initiative in Canada and funds go directly into communities for mental health promotion and mental illness treatment programs. If you want to learn more about Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund or how you can get involved please visit their website.
- The second way Bell Let’s talk help is by reducing the stigma around mental illness and helps to promote awareness around not only mental illness but also mental health. Bell has partner with serveral celebrities and athletes who have experience mental health crisis or illness who have shared their story. The stigma around mental illness can be the main hurdle for` someone experiencing mental illness and getting help
- AWN will be posting and tweeting throughout the day sharing stories from women. We hope that you will join in and please feel welcome and safe to share your own experience with mental health.
- HELP US END THE STIGMA!