Thursday, September 15, 2011

RUOK?

Today is RUOK day. This is a national day of action to decrease suicide in Australia. Feeling isolated and hopeless can lead to depression and sometimes suicide. Take the time to ask friends, family and colleagues "Are you okay?" Staying connected helps to stay healthy.

If you're not sure what comes after "Are you okay?" look at this page on the site; it gives some tips on how to have this conversation.

Here are some other places that can help if you or someone close to you is depressed, anxious or suicidal.

Beyond blue: the national depression initiative

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, helping young people aged 12 to 25

Helps kids and young adults from age 5 to 25. Call on 1800 55 1800

Crisis support, suicide prevention, mental health support. Call on 13 11 14

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