Today is R U OK day and the message this year is: Ask R U OK? No qualifications needed. To support their great work Redox have committed to a monthly ongoing donation.
What is R U OK?
It’s an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation that revolves around the slogan “R U OK?” and advocates for people to have conversations with others.
The organisation has a dedicated R U OK? Day, held annually on the second Thursday of September, encourages Australians to connect with people who have emotional insecurity, address social isolation, and promote community cohesiveness.
R U OK? works collaboratively with suicide prevention and mental illness experts, government departments, corporate leaders, teachers, universities, students and community groups. Its activities also align with the Australian Government’s LIFE Framework.
Tips on how to ask?
Learn more about the signs and when it’s time to ask here.
We can all make a difference in the lives of those who might be struggling by having regular, meaningful conversations about life ‘s ups and downs. If you feel like something’s not quite the same with someone you know – there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in what they’re doing or saying – trust that gut instinct and take the time to ask.
The most straightforward way for you to get involved and help is to donate.
Every dollar helps.