Today is R U OK? Day – an event that reminds us that a conversation could change a life. R U OK? Day began in 2009 as a means of supporting the prevention of suicide.
If your gut tells you something’s not quite right with someone, chances are that they might need a bit of extra support from the people around them. They might be acting a bit differently, seem to have a lot on their plate, or simply aren’t themselves. R U OK Day reminds us all not to ignore these signs, but to take some time to start a supportive conversation instead.
Hear from actor Hugh Jackman in the video below on why it is important to ask the question and make a conscious effort to reach out to those around us at any time of the year.
“We can all put on a brave face, a mask that everything is ok when it is not. Sometimes a friend coming up to you saying “everything good?” can just open up an opportunity to talk,” Hugh says.