Bell Let's Talk Day 2019

Bell Let’s Talk is back this year, and you're invited to get engaged with the world’s largest conversation about mental health. On Wednesday, January 30th, Bell Let’s Talk Day will engage Canadians for the eighth time, to destigmatize mental health concerns.

Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of these interactions on January 30:

Text and talk - Every text message, mobile and long-distance call made by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant

Twitter - Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and Bell Let's Talk Day video view

Facebook - Every view of the Bell Let's Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and use of the Bell Let's Talk frame

Instagram - Every Bell Let's Talk Day video view

Snapchat - Every use of the Bell Let's Talk geofilter and video view

Bell Let's Talk with University of Waterloo sign

Let’s Talk ➜ Let’s Listen

It’s exciting to become apart of the ever-growing awareness and discussion around mental health and well-being especially during the Bell Let’s Talk campaign. Now that so many are talking and sharing their experiences, it's a great time to listen. How often do you find yourself genuinely listening empathetically and attentively to those sharing their mental health struggles and successes? Something often forgotten, is the power of listening without wanting the other person to finish so you can share your story or wanting them to end the conversation. Sincerely listening is an art through communicating compassion and care with body language and a genuine presence. Avoid trying to fix or solve the other person’s problems, simply listen.

Here are 6 common barriers to listening from camh.ca

Comparing – You can’t let much in because you’re too busy seeing if you measure up.

Identifying – you take everything a person tells you and refer it back to your experience.  You launch into your story before they can finish theirs.

Rehearsing – You don’t have time to listen or pay attention to listening when you’re rehearsing what to say.

Identifying – you take everything a person tells you and refer it back to your experience.  You launch into your story before they can finish theirs.

Judging – Negative labels have enormous power.  If you prejudge someone as stupid, nuts, or unqualified, you don’t pay much attention to what they say.

Being Right – Being right means you will go to any lengths (twist the facts, start shouting, make excuses or accusations, call up past mistakes) to avoid being wrong.

We prevent many opportunities for  others to be vulnerable if effective listening tools and skills aren’t being used. So, on this special day, Let’s Talk and Listen. Stop hearing and start listening.

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