Yesterday was Bell Let’s Talk Day 2020, the telecom’s annual fundraiser for mental health initiatives. Canadians and others were able to participate through social interactions which would see Bell donate 5 cents every time.
Bell announced this morning there was “a record 154,387,425 messages of support for mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day and driving $7,719,371.25 in new mental health funding by Bell.” As expected, the #BellLetsTalk hashtag was trending in Canada and worldwide.
“An amazing outcome for our 10th anniversary Bell Let’s Talk Day as the mental health message resonated like never before,” said Mirko Bibic, President and CEO of Bell Canada and BCE, in a statement. “With record numbers of Bell Let’s Talk Day messages and the countless activities supporting mental health in every region of the country yesterday, Canadians took action to show they want everyone who lives with mental illness to get the help they need. Thank you everyone for your truly inspiring support for progress in mental health.”
Bell says eligible interactions this year saw a 6% jump versus last year.