Exploring Indigenous wellness with The Mustard Seed’s Randi Sager

Culture and tradition play an important role in the mental health and well-being of Indigenous people. In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, we spoke with Randi Sager, Indigenous Registered Psychologist at The Mustard Seed in Calgary, one of our Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund partners. Through The Mustard Seed’s Indigenous Wellness…

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Bell Let’s Talk helps Rise give entrepreneurs supportive working lives

For people living with mental illness or addiction, employment flexibility can play an important role in supporting well-being and recovery. Over the past ten years, Rise has coached over 1,000 entrepreneurs with lived experience and disbursed more than $1.9 million in small loans to launch over 400 businesses. The charity’s mentorship and micro-financing programs have…

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Supporting Canada’s youth: Erin Lomax on volunteering with Kids Help Phone

April 19 to 25, 2020 marks National Volunteer Week in Canada. Volunteers are a vital part of the mental health community from coast to coast to coast and spend countless hours supporting the wellbeing of Canadians. With the help of a network of dedicated volunteers, organizations like Kids Help Phone are providing support to youth…

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Championing Youth Mental Health: Julie Zaky’s Story

Julie Zaky is a psychology student at l’Université du Québec à Montréal and a youth mental health advocate with Jack.org. Drawing from her personal experience with depression, Julie strongly believes that young people have the power to lead the mental health discussion in their communities and create positive change. Every action counts and Julie is…

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Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan

Allison Shea Reed is an actor, singer, playwright, and Founder and Artistic Director of RedWit Theatre. Her full-length play Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan, about not just surviving but living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), completed a week-long run as part of the New York Theatre Festival in January 2018 before premiering in Toronto in the Alumnae Studio…

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