Bell Let’s Talk
At Western, we all have a role to play when it comes to mental health and wellness. We are students, we are staff, we are friends, we are teachers, we are teammates, we are all players on a team that believes in taking care of each other, and supporting a campus where Mustangs are thriving.
More than anything, we're hoping to hear your voice today. #BellLetsTalk is taking over Western social media for a live, all day ask-us-anything. We've pulled together experts and leaders from all over campus, put them in a room - you talk/tweet/instagram, they listen. It's that simple.
Raise your voice, have your say.
Western talked – and listened – in record numbers on social media during Bell Let’s Talk Day on Jan. 30. But the 2,600 tweets and retweets from a variety of university-affiliated accounts represented just a fraction of the deeper discussions that took place.
Share your story in the UCC
Western Education Centre student advocates will be hanging out with #BellLetsTalk swag and story posters all day in the UCC Atrium.
Voices Across Campus
#BellLetsTalk is about raising all of our voices to tackle stigma and raise awareness. The stories below were contributed by faculty, staff and students across campus.
The word suicide is very triggering to me, and I am sure anyone from my hometown could say the same. My heart drops when I get a text that says, “I love you…” at 2am or when I see that I have 3 missed calls from the same person.
Warning: This post contains sensitive content regarding the effects of suicide.
Awareness campaigns can only go so far to stopping the stigmatization of mental health. Change occurs once we stop shaming ourselves and others for our bias. Read more with Western's Javeed Sukhera in The Conversation Canada.