Today, January 31, 2018, is the Annual “Bell Let’s Talk” Day to bring awareness to Mental Health issues.
Bell Canada, a major communications company in our country started this event to bring awareness and raise money for a cause that is very dear to my heart – Mental Illness. They pay 5 cents for every time their official video (below) is viewed, tweeted, texted, or shared on Facebook. Their website contains stories, tips and encouragement to keep the conversation going.
Last year I devoted the 10 days leading up to and including the actual event day, writing my experiences and several guest posts. However, this year there just seemed to be too much going on and before I knew it time had flown by.
If you have followed my blog for anything length of time you will know two things about me.
- I am very open and honest about how mental illness has affected my life and the lives of those I care about. It basically ruined my relationship with my immediate family and almost cost me my life on a few occasions.
- I have a very strong faith in God which has gotten me through many dark days where I felt totally alone in situations I never thought I would be in. Faith and prayer have been my two main tools in battling my emotional demons.
I have made it my priority to share my story wherever and whenever I can in hopes that it will help just one other person find help and hope.