Today is RUOK? DAY. It is the day where we take the time to ask; Are you Okay? (RUOK?). This is a National Movement which helps prevent suicide by getting people to talk to those they care about to prevent problems becoming overwhelming.
All Australians, need to ask each other; "Are you okay?"
I was a teenager who suffered depression and tried to commit suicide a number of times; I am fully supporting this movement. All it takes is one person to open up and listen. For me it was my MUM. I love you Mum!
By opening up and talking to people you are able to rationalise and conceptualise your problems or just get the help you need. Don't let it go too far.
Ask someone today; RUOK? By asking that one simple question you can start a conversation that could change a life. Maybe it might be your own. SPEAK UP and ask RUOK?
For help and assistance there are people out there to help: such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.
For more information see the RUOK? Website.