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Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, an annual initiative to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness. One person that’s talking today is Much Creator Dan James.
Dan has gained over 250,000 YouTube subscribers with his hilarious take on every day events on his Danocracy channel. But now in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day, Dan has bravely released a much different video than we’re used to seeing from the YouTube star.
After struggling with depression through his second year of College, Dan sought professional help and gained the medical attention he needed to get healthy again.
For the first time ever online and in his personal life, Dan is sharing his experience with depression and debunking 10 of the biggest myths surrounding mental illness.
MUCH is so proud of Dan for sharing his story and helping others suffering from mental illness. Thankfully, there are other YouTubers like Dan willing to come forward with their personal experiences in an effort to bring awareness and erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Fashion and beauty blogger and novelist Zoella opened up to her almost 10 million subscribers about her past with anxiety and panic attacks, admitting that talking about the subject made her nervous, but she hopes that sharing her experience will help others.
YouTuber Hannah Hart spoke with actress Glenn Close about her organization ‘Bring Change To Mind’ and discussed what stigma means and how it affects those dealing with mental health issues.
Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh has been vocal for a long time about her experience with depression, citing it as the reason she initially began making YouTube videos. Now with over 7 million subscribers, a documentary about her worldwide tour, and the rest of the world listening, Lilly is continuing to live up to her name Superwoman and keeping the discuss of mental health going.
You can take part in Bell Let’s Talk Day by sending a text message, making a mobile or long distance call using Bell Media products, tweeting with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk, or sharing Bell’s Let’s Talk Facebook image. Each time you do any of these activities, Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives.