Shania Pruden

Shania is a twenty-one year old Indigenous Rights Activist, Blogger, Youth Motivational Speaker and the Youth Director for the Bear Clan Patrol. In May 2014, Shania lost her older sister Emerald to suicide, this hit Shania very hard. Shania fell into what felt like a dark tunnel, unable to see the light at the end. She was diagnosed with OCD and Depression. Inspired to keep her sister’s legacy alive, Shania launched a blog to raise awareness on Indigenous Rights and Mental Health. Soon after she started turning her written work into action, by becoming a Youth Motivational Speaker – speaking to thousands across Canada and even speaking at WE Day Manitoba about the importance of imagining the possibilities. Shania has found power in using her voice to inspire, motivate and empower people of all ages to find their spark, light it up and keep it going.

Bell Let's Talk Day

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, the entire nation spoke up. Your actions resulted in Bell committing more money to mental health and helped Canada become one step closer towards being a country that’s stigma-free.

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The Bell Let's Talk Community Fund

The Bell Let's Talk Community Fund is focused on improving access to supports and services for people living with mental illness through local projects and grassroots organizations in communities all around Canada.

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