Thursday 12th September 2019 R U OK? Day is a national day of action, dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other 'Are you OK?'
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It's a national day of action which aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about and help stop little problems turning into big ones.
Staying connected with others is crucial to our general health and wellbeing. Feeling isolated or hopeless can contribute to depression and other mental illnesses, which can ultimately result in suicide. Regular, meaningful conversations can protect those we know and love.
There are many signs that someone close to you may not be ok. See the video below.
It’s important to have an active support network that you can count on. Family, friends and allied health professionals (such as your local osteopath) can all provide guidance and resources to help you. If you or anyone you know might be “not ok”, it never hurts to ask.
It's so simple. In the time it takes to have a coffee, you can start a conversation that could change a life.