Bell “Let’s Talk” Day


(CANADA) – In conjunction with Bell Let’s Talk Day, St. John Ambulance Canada is pleased to announce that Mental Health Awareness (MHA) programming is now fully integrated in its Standard and Emergency First Aid courses in all regions of the country.

“Mental illness affects more than 1 in 5 Canadians in a given year,” says Shawn McLaren, Chief Learning Officer, St. John Ambulance Canada. “As an industry leader in First Aid, adding a focus on mental health enhances St. John Ambulance’s mission to improve the health, safety and quality of life of Canadians at work, home and play.”


This initiative was spearheaded by Diana Parks, Director of Learning at St. John Ambulance NS/PEI along with a team of mental health and training professionals from across Canada, including Dr. Heather Stuart, Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair at Queen’s University.

The new, integrated lessons will help participants recognize and respond to a mental health event or emergency and refer participants to mental health resources. MHA will be offered in classrooms across the country.

The St. John Ambulance Mental Health Awareness Project was made possible in part by a $150,000 donation from Bell Let’s Talk. With this programming, more than 500,000 Canadians per year are joining the Mental Health conversation.


St. John Ambulance encourages everyone to take part in Bell Let’s Talk Day today and be part of the conversation about mental health. Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs today for each eligible text and phone call by Bell customers, tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk, view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, and use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame and Snapchat filter. You can learn more about how to get involved in Bell Let’s Talk Day at

St. John Ambulance is an international humanitarian organization and is a foundation of the Order of St. John. As Canada’s standard for excellence in First Aid and CPR services, St. John Ambulance offers innovative programs, ensuring Canadians receive the best quality training. Revenue generated from First Aid/CPR and Mental Health First Aid training supports St. John Ambulance’s charitable work. To learn more, please visit

Source: St John Ambulance


One Reply to “Bell “Let’s Talk” Day”

  1. G.m. Canada. I have something to say about how life is for me today. I am a Survivor from the Indian Residential Schools of Canada. I was Sexually abused at age 10 I lost my childhood. We certainly need to do something about “people who put knock out Sedative’s in people beers. In 2003, My partner and I were invited to a social drink. When we were drugged. I ended up with a conviction “I’m 100% Innocent of”. The couple are now divorced. I met the Guy( John Miller) in the City. He called me from across the street. When I asked him what up? He then mentioned to me ” remember when you and your old lady “term for partner” were at my place back in 2003? I said your darn rights I do. he’ then said “You guys were set up?” You were drugged by my ex-wife? I then asked him Why? he said they didn’t like my Partner, because she was Dene. I was so hurt by Racism and jealousy, by these people “we thought were our Friends?”. We sure were wrong. I asked him if he would help me in order to have my name cleared from my Conviction. I was wrongfully accused of “sexual assault”. I have always maintained my innocence of this crime. I mentioned to the RCMP to take me to the Hospital to prove I was Drugged “he failed to do so”. Furthermore, I was in Court for my I.A.P. I.R.S. Settlement-hearing in Saskatoon, Sk. In 09/20/2012 2 day’s before the deadline. I was represented by a Lawyer I had no relationship with whatsoever. I went through more than 10 lawyers, all because of the money that was from the 2.1 Billion of our abuses we had to endure. “We’re the Victims” . I was discriminated at my hearing all because of my past conviction “I’m innocent of”. My scores with the abuse I endured were well over $200K I was to receive. My lawyer/lawyers fabricated my testimony I received my disclosures, then over 13 months I received a cheque for $97K ? I then read my disclosures then to my Shock of Disbelief. I mentioned to my Lawyer that I was sexually abused in my Dorm “in my room” . My lawyer fabricated and said “It happened OUTSIDE the I.R.S. School -property I received $0.00 for that injustice. I was scouted by the Swift Current Broncos just 2 step’s closer to my NHL dreams and My Lawyer did not disclose that in court for “loss of opportunity” So much injustice I had faced all because of this “false conviction Charge”. I am looking forward to writing to PARDON.ORG and explain this to them to have my Truth be told. All by the evilness of these “people who drug people”. I can’t believe this person works in a place where she is capable of accessing these prescription’s? I hope there is something that can be done for Justice sake in my part. My partner is Graduating in her Social Work Studies in April. I have done everything I could for Justice with my settlement hearing. Truth and Reconciliation with how we were treated at our hearings is what I’m doing right now . I hope to receive Justice. I was to receive over 27K in legal fee’s in a Canada Government cheque? I was given a letter stating that “I sent all my evidence to the Adjudicator Judge in this matter” because I received a Law firm cheque “instead for 7K”? She the told me to wait I would be receiving more compensation for this Injustice “only to contact her April of 2018 by phone to be told “SORRY’ I’M NO LONGER A ADJUDICATOR JUDGE I CANNOT HELP YOU. 🙁 I was so hurt that these Lawyer’s betrayed me ..they just wanted my money. I was discriminated, all because of the “False Conviction” I am innocent of. We have 4 beautiful daughters …and were thinking of moving out of this evil sad town. I just want to seek Justice, but can’t afford a Lawyer. I can share this with Truth and reconciliation . So that’s a great step in the right direction, and with PARDON.ORG. I’m exhausted I’ve wrote to everyone I possibly could. Sask Law Society, Daniel Shapparo, Saskatoon Tribal Council. TRC. and to yous at #BELLLETSTALK.

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