Today, September 13th is RU OK? Day.
RU OK? Day is a national day of action that aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about and help stop little problems turning into big ones.
On RU OK? Day we want everyone across the country, from all backgrounds and walks of life, to ask family, friends and colleagues: “Are you OK?”. Because staying connected with others is crucial to our general health and well-being. Feelings of isolation and being alone are major contributing factors to depression and social issues that can ultimately result in suicide. Regular, meaningful conversations can protect those we know and love. It’s so simple but in the time it takes to have a coffee, you can start a conversation that could change a life. R U OK? Day does not provide crisis intervention or counselling.
If you need crisis support call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14. Or chat with Lifeline using their online crisis chat service (available 7:30-10:30pm AEST Mon-Thur) http://www.lifeline.org.au/Fin