Thursday, September 12, 2013

National R U Okay Day

Today is national R U Okay Day.

It's a day set aside each year to help inspire Australians to reach out to family, friends and colleagues and ask them if they are okay. It's all about suicide prevention and awareness. By reaching out and asking you can make a difference in someones life. I know what it is like to lose a close family member from suicide. It truly is hard for those left behind. So start a conversation by asking R U OK it can make all the difference in the world.

You don't need to wait for a special day to ask someone if they are okay. 
Go ahead, ask someone how they are. Show them you care.


Kim said...

It sounds like a wonderful awareness program. I'm so glad people are now talking about such things as years ago it seemed so taboo to discuss it. I lost a dear friend to this and you really never get over the impact.

Jo-anne Blossy said...

Kim, I too think it's a wonderful way to raise awareness. My family doesn't talk much about what happened to my brother. It's sad really. I believe that we should discuss it. It's the only way to help the healing process.

So sorry to hear about your friend and you're right you never truly get over it.