Media Advisory - Kids Help Phone and Bell Let's Talk team up to talk to students about mental health
ST. JOHN'S, Feb. 7, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Kids Help Phone and Bell Let's Talk are
visiting a select number of schools in Canada to talk to young people
about mental health and end the stigma around mental illness.
Who: Special guest Seamus O'Regan and national spokesperson for
Bell Let's Talk
Lucas Allard, Clinical Outreach Manager, Kids Help Phone
What: Through presentations and role-play interactions, students
will learn to demystify common misconceptions about mental
health, understand that many people experience mental health
struggles, and learn about essential supports like Kids Help
Where: St. Peter's Junior High School
100 Munden Drive
When: February 11 @ 10:00am
Why: It is estimated that 10-20% of young people in Canada are
affected by a mental illness or disorder - the single most
disabling group of disorders worldwide - but only 1 out of 5
youth receives the mental health services they need.
Talking about mental health helps challenge misunderstanding, helps
increase the confidence of young people to talk about mental health
concerns, and ultimately seek help for whatever issue they may be
facing - big or small - as an important part of working towards good
About Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise
in providing vital, innovative, and professional counselling services
to children and youth. Since 1989 we have offered children, teens and
young adults in Canada a critical lifeline of hope and support, through
our free, anonymous and confidential service. Our professional
counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people
ages five to 20, in urban, rural, and remote communities, by providing
one-on-one counselling, information and resources online and by phone.
Our internationally recognized, award-winning websites are considered a
model of child-focused interactive design, and offer online counseling
forums and engaging, therapeutic games, tools and information to
encourage resilience and self-care. A community-based national charity,
Kids Help Phone receives no core government funding and relies on
community and corporate support to keep our essential service
available. We're there for the 6.5 million young people in Canada, 24
hours a day, 365 days a year, in English and in French.
*Source: represents the age group Kids Help Phone serves (from 5 to 20)
according to Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.
Bell Let's Talk Day is February 12
For every text message or long distance call made by Bell and Bell
Aliant customers and every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and every Facebook
share of our Bell Let's Talk message on February 12, Bell will donate
another 5 cents to programs dedicated to mental health (regular long
distance and text charges apply). Last year's Bell Let's Talk Day
raised $3,926,014.20 in additional funding for mental health
initiatives across the country.
About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an
entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOPTM
services. Through its operating entities it serves customers in six
Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and
technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and
value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the
highest quality customer service, choice and convenience.
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