If you live in Canada, and your cell phone provider is Bell, then today, you have a chance to make a difference.
If you know someone in your contact list who is a Bell user, you too have the chance to make a difference.
Today is Bell's Let's Talk day, in support of Mental Health awareness. For every text sent and every long distance call made by Bell customers, they will donate 5 cents to Mental Health research.
Today, we fight to break the stigma.
Mental Illness doesn't make you less of a person.
It doesn't make you crazy, it doesn't mean that your life is forfeit.
It can be beaten.
Don't believe me? Then look no further than me for proof.
I have struggled with depression, anxiety and everything that goes with is since I was 6 years old. I've cut, I've attempted suicide, I've had manic episodes, I've even run my life into the ground because I didn't know I could fight. I didn't know that I didn't have to succumb to it.
Two years ago, I was officially diagnosed with BiPolar II disorder. I talked. I got help.
Now? I live life normally. I get up every day, I smile, I laugh. I am a good worker, I can maintain a regular job. I have relationships. I'm calm when I used to be angry.
I may have BiPolar, but that doesn't mean I AM BiPolar.
Mental Illness doesn't define you. Your life is yours. You can beat it.
So today, Let's Talk.
Let's beat the stigma.
Let's change lives.