Today is Bell Let's Talk Day! I was excited to photograph the #ShineALight event at Grand Parade on Sunday evening kicking off this important conversation about mental health. Bell Let's Talk is committed to the promotion and support of mental health awareness across Canada and I was happy to see such a large crowd full of positive energy out to take part in this event. Even the family pets got involved!
Free BeaverTails, hot chocolate and music from 101.3 The Bounce kept everyone happy and warm. An Instagram booth invited guests to share thoughts and ideas about mental in photos for social media and a special screen from the folks at Smiliest. After a few speeches by Seamus O’Regan and special guests, City Hall became the canvas for a spectacular 3D light show set to music and featuring a custom soundtrack by Egg Studios.
I'm proud of this event and happy to have captured the inspiring atmosphere in a few photos.
Take some time today to openly talk about mental health and reach out to friends and family to ask for, or offer support.