January 24, 2022

Good health includes mental health

Right now, Good Health and Well-Being (Sustainable Development Goal 3) is the most globally preoccupying SDG as each and every country grapples with the pandemic. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is an essential component of sustainable development – and mental health, a struggle during the pandemic, is critical to well-being.

But if we’ve seen some success in raising awareness and addressing the stigma around mental health struggles, the urgency to do more is still present. We need more workers equipped to respond to mental health issues and emergencies, treat and prevent mental illness, and work with their communities to support individuals and organizations, and build resilience.

On campus, it’s been a year and a half since the Mental Health Commission of Canada and CSA Group launched the world’s first national standard on mental health and well-being for post-secondary students.

January 26 is Bell Let’s Talk Day.

On Wednesday, Bell will donate to Canadian mental health programs each time you take action to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health. You can participate by phone or text, and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, or YouTube. Join the conversation and make our actions count.