In my neck of the wordly woods, September 12th is ‘R U OK?’ Day. The official website is here.
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R U OK? Foundation is as a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging conversations to prevent suicide.
We are dedicated to encouraging and enabling all people to regularly and meaningfully ask ‘are you ok?’ of anyone struggling with life.
We were founded by Gavin Larkin in 2009.
Gavin wanted to create a world without suicide after experiencing the suicide death of his father, Barry Larkin.
R U OK? Day is a national day of action on the second Thursday of September and reminds people to regularly check in with family and friends.
The R U OK? Foundation works collaboratively with experts in suicide prevention and mental illness, as well as government departments, corporate leaders, teachers, universities, students and community groups.
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In some cases, one simple question is all it takes to avoid a tragic situation.