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CAMH is Celebrating Bell Let’s Talk Day

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Whether it’s texting on a phone or talking in person, starting conversations about mental illness is the aim of Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 28. Across the country, people will take to their phones and social media accounts to raise money and make a statement about the importance of mental health to Canadians. And CAMH is part of that conversation. Check out this video to hear what CAMH will be taking about on Bell Let’s Talk Day.

Join us online and catch our experts on TV throughout the day to explore a range of issues, including the stigma many with mental illness still face.

Look for us in the media:

  • Dr. David Goldbloom, CAMH’s Senior Medical Advisor, will discuss the economic impact of mental illness on the Business News Network and the importance of reducing stigma on Toronto’s CP24.
  • Also on CP24, CAMH clinical psychologist, Dr. Katy Kamkar will talk about the signs and symptoms of stress and how to manage it.
  • Watch a special segment on the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, that features CAMH’s Dr. George Foussias and his innovative study on using virtual reality to measure motivation and to help improve treatment for schizophrenia.

Look for us online:

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and catch us on YouTube to join CAMH in the conversation about mental health and find out what  our experts are talking about on Bell Let’s Talk Day.
  • Join @CAMHnews and @endstigma for a Twitterchat from noon to 1 p.m. Share your thoughts by following #CAMHchat

Look for us in the community:

  • At a Bell Let’s Talk event, CAMH Transforming Lives Award​ winner Juliana Catalano shares her story about living with mental illness with a group of over 900 students at Northern Secondary School in Toronto.

Join the conversation and remember, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every text sent or tweet.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mickey Mouse #

    I need help now. I’m an adult. I need someone to talk to. There is nowhere to go. I’m not calling 911 because I don’t feel I deserve or want to be exposed to an emergency number even though there’s no one I can instantly talk to. This all seems fake – like a big corporate media event – but in the end I’ve googled relentless for help now and nothing. What is this? A big PR event or actual help. I need actual help and there’s nowhere for me to go. And now to get this message sent I have to register to login, God – can’t I can’t any immediate help?

    January 28, 2014
    • Georgie #

      I am here for you whenever you feel like talking… Been there so many times. It’s great to talk about your feelings and what you feel!

      January 28, 2014
  2. Mickey Mouse #

    There are a lot of resources for signs and symptoms – what about actual, instant help when it is needed?

    January 28, 2014
  3. Mickey Mouse #

    My comments are awaiting moderation – I don’t have the strength to wait. Bye. Thanks to the media. I wish someone was here to actually help me.

    January 28, 2014
    • I’m sorry to hear you are struggling right now but it’s great you are reaching out. There is help available. There are crisis lines with people to talk to, and a Warm Line operated by Progress Place. Check out the options on this webpage: http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/finding_help/Pages/finding_help.aspx
      This webpage also provides the number for information about CAMH Programs and Services.
      We wish you well and hope you get the help you are looking for.

      January 28, 2014

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