are in and Wednesday’s #BellLetsTalk Day devoted to mental health awareness broke
another participation record.
million calls, texts, tweets and shares in support of the initiative were made
over the 24-hour period of the one-day annual campaign, the most in its eight-year
history. The total money raised for mental health was just under $7-million.
It was a busy
day for CAMH as well, with an even dozen people with a direct connection to CAMH
in one form or another playing lead roles in the campaign.
Medical Advisor Dr. David Goldbloom was kept busy all day doing the media
rounds. In the morning he sat down with
CTV Morning host Ben Mulroney to talk about facts and myths about
afternoon he appeared on the all-news channel CP24, and in the evening he made an appearance on a Facebook live special with CTV host Marci Ien and
Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk. That
conversation took place at the conclusion of a CTV prime time special featuring CAMH Peer Support Worker Paulette Walker and her inspirational
journey of recovery from addiction.
afternoon, CAMH Psychologist Dr. Katy Kamkar joined TSN Radio to talk about how the Babsocks campaign, named after Toronto Maple
Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, is supporting mental health initiatives.
noting, a first-person account in Flare Magazine timed to be published on Bell Let’s Talk Day about one woman’s
successful recovery from crippling depression with the help of rTMS therapy at
Here is the
full list of all the CAMH-connected men and women who raised their voice for Bell
Let’s Talk Day 2018, with links to their bios:
all for raising your voice for this worthwhile cause.
Together we helped
again to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, and let millions of
Canadians who cope with every year it know that they are not alone.
Published on February 1, 2018