Sylvie Mercier

Sylvie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder five years ago, as a result of significant changes in her work environment that deeply affected her. Following her first diagnosis with adjustment disorder and falling into a deep depression shortly thereafter, Sylvie suffered a manic episode. This lead to a five-week-long forced hospitalization.

Sylvie has always made promoting mental health in the workplace her priority, whether by educating her colleagues on the topic or by encouraging them to seek professional help when necessary. Her social media presence serves to inform employers and raise awareness on the different challenges associated with mental illness and mental health. While her journey towards recovery has seen ups and downs, Sylvie is a firm believer of “leaving time to time”. She owes her recovery to the continued support of her family, friends and the benefits of years of regular physical activities.

Bell Let's Talk Day

SMALL ACTIONS - BIG IMPACT. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donated more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

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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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