Justin Trudeau Says "There's Still More Work To Do" On Bell Let's Talk Day
His family has its own history with mental health.
Conversations about mental health are out in the open today. That's because it's Bell Let's Talk Day, and plenty of people are in on the conversation. That includes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
took the time to share his thoughts on the event in a tweet, writing "It’s the 10th year of #BellLetsTalk and, while we’ve come a long way from where the conversation on mental health started, there’s still more work to do to end stigma & make sure Canadians can get the support they need. So let’s keep talking, Canada!"
The company also responded to the message, writing "Thank you Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau for your support in helping to create positive change for Canadians. When it comes to mental health, every action counts. #BellLetsTalk"
As of writing, Trudeau is the only federal leader to make a statement about mental health or.
Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory shared their own messages on Twitter as well.
The Prime Minister will be going more in depth about mental health in Canada during an interview as part of a CTV program titled Awareness, Acceptance, And Action: A Bell Let’s Talk Day Primetime Special.
It airs at 7:00 PM and will also feature appearances by Clara Hughes and Howie Mandel.
The Trudeau family has had their own experiences dealing with mental health issues.
Justin's mother, Margaret, struggled with bipolar disorder and spent time in a psychiatric hospital. She now travels the country as a mental health advocate.
There have been over a billion Let's Talk Day interactions since the very first one back in 2011. Since then, Bell has donated over $100 million toin Canada.
Today they are donating five cents for every text, mobile, and long-distance call made by its customers today, as well as every tweet that includes the #BellLetsTalk hashtag and emoji.