Looking past all the action that happened around the NHL last night, Bell Canada is giving mental health a platform for awareness and support on Jan. 31.
Jan. 31, 2018, is a day that a telecommunications company, Bell Canada, gives a voice to anyone who wants to speak out regarding the awareness and open discussion of mental health and mental illness. Even though Bell Canada is a company primarily pushing the initiative North of the Border, teams like the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings can still help to make a difference.
Each time someone tweets with the #BellLetsTalk then Bell Canada donates five cents to different mental health groups in Canada. Numerous NHL players and teams, and even TV personalities, jumped on the opportunity to spread awareness with this message. The Toronto Maple Leafs, especially had a large amount of support for the cause.
Outside of just Twitter, Bell Canada gives a range of actions that people can take in which they will donate money for. Those other interactions include text messages and calls (from Bell customers), Bell Canada Instagram video views, Facebook video views and frames, and Snapchat views and the Bell Canada filter.
Supporting this great cause can be done on a wide range of platforms, even for people inside the United States. The Canes themselves took the initiative to support awareness on social media.
Even a retweet with the #BellLetsTalk sends five cent donations per. The hockey world came out in full force to support mental health awareness, which is a fantastic thing. Bell Canada’s push for this cause saw record breaking results in 2017, and should continue into 2018. Bell’s hashtag set a Canadian record for most used in a single day, and also ended up breaking the same record for 2017.
Here’s a look at a few more teams and players that are supporting the cause on social media, and a direct way for you to retweet the hashtag as well.