Intro for February 08, 2012

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 8, 2012 16:19:06 February 8, 2012 16:19:06
Dear Gossips,

Today is Bell LetΓÇÖs Talk Day. For every text message sent, long distance call made, and RT on Twitter, 5 cents will be donated to mental health programs. Last year over $3 million was raised on one day.
 
At least 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a form of mental illness at some point in their lives ΓÇô every one of us has a family member, friend or colleague who will experience mental illness. But mental health funding is modest relative to other health care issues ΓÇô mental illness represents 15% of CanadaΓÇÖs health care burden but receives only 5% of health care funding. Just one-third of Canadians who need mental health services actually receive them. Mental illness is the number one cause of workplace disability in Canada ΓÇô accounting for 30% of disability claims and 70% of disability costs. Mental illness costs the Canadian economy $51 billion each year in lost productivity ΓÇô every day, 500,000 Canadians are absent from work due to a form of mental illness.

To learn more click here and LetΓÇÖs Talk.

So an appeals court in California told Prop 8 to F-CK OFF yesterday. And an organisation that calls itself One Million Moms is lobbying JC Penney to drop Ellen Degeneres as its spokesperson because sheΓÇÖs gay and, according to them, gay is offensive to the people who shop at JC Penney. JC Penney told One Million Moms to F-CK OFF. Ellen addressed it on her show. Video is below. On the other hand, Santorum is surging. So thereΓÇÖs that.

If only sports and gossip meant more outside of sports and gossip. ItΓÇÖs my way of telling you I take my job very seriously.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey


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