By now, you have probably seen the Bell Let’s Talk billboards and commercials featuring Clara Hughes, Serena Ryder, Howie Mandel, Mary Walsh and Michael Landsberg. The group of spokes peoples are sharing with us their battle with mental illness to prove that mental illness does not discriminate. It does not matter if you are an Olympian, musician, comedienne, actress or sports broadcaster. In fact, one in five Canadians will experience a form of mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness makes an impact on many lives — directly, or indirectly through a friend, family member or colleague. Continue reading
Mental illness can impact anyone…like me. I had never been depressed in my life. Yet I would be diagnosed with major depression with psychotic features. In 14 months, I would go from down to dark. I would lose over 30 pounds, be sleep deprived and could not get out of bed. Crucial to my survival was that I was hospitalized and got better. Going back to work was also important. At Telpay, I was treated with dignity, compassion and respect. Now four years later, I am in full recovery, drug free and share my journey from hell to well to help others. Continue reading
After 93 days on the road, and covering more than 9,000 kilometers, Clara Hughes arrived home in Winnipeg. Just in case you hadn’t heard. Clara Hughes, a six-time Olympic Medalist, is cycling the circumference of Canada in her epic journey called Clara’s Big Ride, as the spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk about mental illness.
Telpay was a proud sponsor of the VIP Room at Manitoba’s Big Social and our very own house band Telpay & the Direct Deposits played. With over 500 people in attendance, including 28 of us from Team Telpay, the social was a big success and fun too. The highlight of the night was meeting Clara. We were all so impressed with Clara’s kindness and her genuine interest in others. She is not only a super hero, but a super human too. Later Clara wowed the crowd with an inspirational and heart-felt message. It was truly a memorable night.
Telpay is pleased to sponsor Clara Hughes, 6-time Olympic Medalist and native Winnipegger, who will be making a pit stop on June 14th in her hometown during Clara’s Big Ride across Canada, as the spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk.
Telpay is extremely proud to celebrate Clara’s arrival by sponsoring the VIP Room and T-shirts for Manitoba’s Big Social at the Manitoba Museum on Saturday, June 14 from 7:00 pm – 12:00 am. This will be a fun filled and family friendly event for a great cause, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association-Winnipeg Region. Clara will be giving a keynote address at 8:00. Following this there will be two rooms of live entertainment for guests to party the night away, along with a spectacular silent auction and food. The Dancehall Room will provide DJs and an interactive dance space and the Cabaret Room will feature local talent all night.