The Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence to host mental health panel discussion for Bell Let’s Talk Day

Media advisory

January 25, 2019 – Halifax – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) / Department of National Defence (DND) panel discussion on mental health, to be held on Bell Let’s Talk Day.

The ninth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day is Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The Canadian Armed Forces are longstanding partners with Bell in this initiative to continue the conversation about mental health and the stigma of mental illness.

Panelists include Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador Bruno Guévremont, DND Co-Champion for Mental Health Jerry Ryan, Commodore Chris Sutherland, Lieutenant-Colonel David Coker, Corporal Travis Weir, Petty Officer 2nd Class Chevonne Fisher, and Ms. Chimene Jewer.

The event will be moderated by Paul Hollingsworth from CTV along with Lieutenant-Commander Sylvie Robinson, Base Operations Officer.

When: Wednesday, January 30, at 2 p.m. AST


Canadian Forces Base Halifax Stadacona
Tribute Tower (Building S117)
Mr. Mac’s (Room 144)
2815 Pusser Lane

What: Panel discussion on the importance of continuing the conversation about mental health and how we can reduce stigma.


Notes to editor / news director: 

For more information, and to confirm attendance, please contact Jennifer Eckersley at or 613-608-3793 by January 30 at 9 a.m.

Media are to arrive by 1:30 p.m. at the Stadacona main gate (Gottingen/Almon Street). Parking will be available at Tribute Tower (map attached). Panelists will hold a media availability following the event.

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Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353

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