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FREE family event with six-time Olympian Clara Hughes! (March 20th, 6:30pm)

 Free family event

Journey of Hope

with six-time olympian

Clara Hughes


Join Grand River Hospital and community partners as we party with

Clara Hughes and talk about mental health.


Thursday, March 20th, 2014

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Bingemans Marshall Hall

Let’s talk about mental health

It’s Bell Let’s Talk day! Find out how you can help build a federal framework for suicide prevention.



bell lets talk 2014

Bell Let’s Talk day is finally here, and raising funds to support mental health initiatives has never been so easy.

Bell will donate $0.05 for every:

  • Text a Bell customer sends
  • Every Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
  • And every share of Bell’s Facebook posts on their Bell Let’s Talk page



The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is doing a broad consultation until the spring of 2014 to inform the development of the Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act (as a result of bill C-300 that Kitchener’s own MP, Harold Albrecht, helped secure so that Suicide Prevention is now every Canadian’s responsibility.)  It is an extensive survey and can be filled out as an individual or from an organizational perspective (so be sure to share this with your company’s Human Resources department.)

Note: You are able to save as you go, so you can take your time completing this important survey. 

Please share widely with your networks so we can provide as much feedback to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) as possible and help build a solid framework for a stronger tomorrow.

CLICK HERE to start the survey now.

Please SHARE THIS POST with the hashtag reference “#BellLetsTalk so we can spread the word AND raise funds every time you do so. $0.05 (1 share with Hashtag) + $0.05 (1 share with Hashtag) = $0.10 + $0.05 (another share with Hashtag) = $0.15 and so on…


 It’s Bell day. Let’s talk.

January 28th is Bell Let’s Talk day!



Bell Let’s Talk day is just around the corner. On January 28th for every text Bell customers make, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, and every share on Facebook of Bell Let’s Talk posts, Bell will donate $0.05 towards mental health awareness campaigns. It’s a simple way to raise funds to fight the stigmas surrounding mental illness. Awareness is life-saving work. Help save a life!

 Watch this 1 minute video of Clara Hughes talking about how you can support Mental Illness awareness.


Good Grief Guru interview with CTV for Bell’s Let’s Talk day

CTV’s Meghan Furman arrived at my house this morning to interview me about my story as an individual who has gone through the loss of a loved one by suicide.  This story is currently planned to air in mid February as part of the Bell Let’s Talk series.

Be sure to look out for links in February to the CTV website where you’ll be able to watch personal accounts of survivors.  In the meantime, check out some of the talks from last year, perhaps starting with CTV’s interview of Clara Hughes, Olympic medalist, depression survivor, and the face of the Bell Let’s Talk campaigns.


Here’s to collaboration, and the progress that is being made with every voice that speaks out, every courageous story shared, every survivor of mental health issues who educates us, and every action-oriented step that is taken towards breaking the grip of stigmas.

You are making a difference!