I wanna talk! You should wanna talk too!

Our family is no stranger to mental health. Julia tells her truth over and over, and she will continue to tell it. She is talking! I love that she talks!

Today I want to tell you about some other truths – I want to talk.

Let’s talk about a co-worker, no she is more than that, a friend who had a horrible weekend. Why? Because her boyfriend’s best friend is currently watching over his ex-girlfriend, a mother of two in the hospital because she tried to take her life and is now brain dead. It affects us all.

Let’s talk about a sister who has battled PPD three times running. Let’s talk about those who still to this day criticize the actions of mothers who just need help to make it through, whatever help that may be.

Let’s talk about a father who battled depression so deep he locked himself in his room away from his family to try and battle it all by himself. It affects us all.

Let’s talk about over 19 million people affected by anxiety disorders. I personally know five of them.

Let’s talk.

Let’s remove the stigma.

I wanna talk! Today tweet, retweet, blog, Facebook bring attention to mental illness and mental health! Let’s make today more successful than it was last year! Let’s continue to talk about it.

This shouldn’t be a one-day topic, this should be an everyday topic. Today is Bell Let’s Talk day.

For my sister, my friend, and my father – LET’S TALK!!!!!!!!

~ Jacqui

Let’s talk.

The Sisterhood is pro-mental health, as everyone should be.

Mental illness affects everyone.

Mental health is imperative for everyone.

Tomorrow, every time you tweet, include the hashtag #BellLetsTalk – 5¢ will be donated to mental health education.

When you’re on Facebook tomorrow, share images from the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook page – 5¢ will be donated to mental health support.

If you’re on the Bell network (in Canada), every time you make a call, local or long distance, or send out a text tomorrow, 5¢ will be donated towards stopping the stigma surrounding mental illness and starting a conversation about the part you can play in universal mental health.

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January 28 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Let’s talk. 

~ The Sisterhood

Clara’s Big Rest

We’ve already admitted that the Sisterhood has a HUGE girl crush on Olympian Clara Hughes. And we’ve all been watching her ride across Canada to raise awareness for mental health. But today we’d like to thank her.

Thank you for 11,000 km of bike riding to show your commitment to fighting the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Thank you for 110 days away from your home to speak to other people in their homes, to talk about something that should never be a secret or hidden.

Thank you for meeting with 105 communities to discuss mental health issues, their effect on people’s lives, and what we can do to help.

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Thank you for being awesome. For being strong. And for talking.

You’re a rock star, Clara Hughes. A bonafide rock star.

~ Weather Vane Sisterhood

*To find out how YOU can help, check out the Bell Let’s Talk website. And seriously – let’s talk.