Canada’s Para athletes share their stories on Bell Let’s Talk Day

Canadian Paralympic Committee

January 29, 2021

Social media posts re-enforce message of reaching out

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Canada’s Para athletes were active on social media on Bell Let’s Talk Day on Thursday. They re-enforced the message of the importance of mental health, of keeping tabs on friends and family, and reminding us all that mental health is an everyday issue.

This year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day ultimately set a new record for engaging in conversations about mental health and posting on social media. 

Below are just some of the posts Canada’s Para athletes shared on the day: 

Para athletics thrower Ness Murby was busy sharing inspirational quotes and encouraging those with mental health issues to seek help.




Greg Westlake, the captain of Canada’s Para ice hockey team, says sometimes just a conversation with a friend or family member can be a giant step towards a solution.



Also from the hockey team, Liam Hickey notes that even though we feel isolated these days it’s important to send support to each other by the many electronic means at our disposal.



Arinn Young, the women’s wheelchair basketball scoring machine, was more direct in what can happen when people feel isolated.



Young’s teammate Erica Gavel re-enforces that seeking help is not a weakness.



Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games chef de mission Stephanie Dixon shared her story about how all the small gestures can add up.



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