Wednesday, January 31 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. This is a day to raise awareness and continue the conversation around mental health. One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. A big hurdle for anyone living with mental illness is overcoming the stigma and a major reason why those suffering do not seek help.

We want to encourage the conversation and help end the stigma.

It is important to us that students experience a caring learning environment that addresses their well-being. We recognize the clear relationship between student mental health and academic success. It can be hard to speak with our kids about mental health because it is not always easy to know the right things to say. Check out our online mental health and well-being resources for tips on getting the conversation started and how to access support for your child.

Get started by joining the conversation. Bell will donate 5 cents to support mental health initiatives in Canada for every applicable text, call, tweet or social media video view. Visit Bell Let’s Talk Day for details.

You can check out our conversation online by following us on Twitter, Instagram or FacebookDon’t forget to tag us by using the hashtag #WeAreWRDSB.