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Bell Let's Talk is starting the conversation on mental health: Queen's University expert

2014-02-03

Queen’s University professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and first Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair  Heather Stuart is available for comment on the second annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, held on January 28th.

Bell Let’s Talk aims to help end the stigma of mental illness and provide the support for those affected by mental illness. On January 28th, Bell will donate five cents to mental health initiatives for every text message sent, long distance and mobile call made, tweet using #BellLetsTalk and Facebook share of the Let’s Talk image.

As the first ever Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair, Dr. Stuart works to continue developing and disseminating best practises in stigma reduction, expand her applied research collaborations around the world and raise awareness of the significance of mental health and mental health research.

“The stigma that surrounds mental illnesses impedes help seeking and recovery.  Bell is contributing to stigma reduction through the Let's Talk campaign, reminding Canadians that the first and most important step is to begin the conversation,” says Dr. Stuart.

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