Bell donates $1 M to McGill and uMontréal to support mental health programs

October 8, 2014

Bell has donated $1 M to support mental health initiatives at McGill University and Université de Montréal. McGill University will use the funding to support the McGill Wellness Portal, an online self-screening tool used to identify common mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. uMontréal, meanwhile, will use its share of the donation to implement a series of initiatives designed to help students who suffer from anxiety or mood disorders or who are suffering as a result of stressful situations. The funding will be provided as a part of Bell’s "Let’s Talk" program. “Most people affected by mental health issues live in silence for fear of being judged or rejected because of the stigma that still surrounds mental health. Improving access to mental health care and talking openly about the need for these services are priorities for Bell Let’s Talk,” said Martine Turcotte, Bell’s Vice-Chair for Québec. McGill News Release | uMontréal News Release