Ways to take action
Every day, we can all take meaningful action to create positive change. You can use the actions below for inspiration or come up with your own. Share your actions using #BellLetsTalk to help inspire others!

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Mental Health Research Canada, Understanding the Mental Health of Canadians Throughout COVID-19 and Beyond: Poll 14. 56% (more than 1 in 2) of Canadians who said they needed mental health support are not getting the help they need.
For more information: Mental Health Research Canada
Mental Health Research Canada, Understanding the Mental Health of Canadians through COVID-19 and Beyond: Poll 13. Those indicating feeling high anxiety was 7% just before the pandemic, 23% during the pandemic, and 11% now. This is a 64% relative increase and represents 1 in 4 during the pandemic 1 in 4 Canadians will receive a lifetime diagnosis of anxiety.
For more information: Mental Health Research Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Infobase, Opioid- and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada. The number of opioid-related deaths in Canada increased by more than 90% in the first two years of the pandemic, compared to the two years prior. 20 people die from opioid overdose per day in comparison with pre-pandemic levels that ranged from 8 (in 2016) to 12 (in 2018) deaths per day.
For more information: Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada, Suicide Rates in Canada. Every year, approximately 4,500 people in Canada die by suicide each year, which is equivalent to approximately 12 people per day. For every 1 suicide death there are 25-30 attempts.
For more information: Public Health Agency of Canada

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