Saturday, 6 August 2011

R U OK?

Thank you to my mummy daze for a heads up on a great day, and to my big nutshell for the invitation to link up with her great post.

The website explains the meaning behind this day and so much more

Thursday 15 September, 2011 is R U OK?Day. 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 that 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 wellbeing. 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.


This is a subject close to my heart and the only way to combat the problem of suicide is to communicate and support each other.