Being depressed seems to be an accepted way of life in today’s society. It’s actually a massive silent killer. Many creative people suffer from depression and probably don’t even realise it.
Yes, turning to drugs and alcohol is a good social band-aid, but it won’t last that long. A state of not facing ones demons can be ignored for a while and yeah you can hide your sorrows, but what kind of life is that?
So todays big questions is R U OK?
Life is too precious and way too short for you to be sitting there with a scenario that can at least be helped by communicating with someone who cares.
We are now getting to the stage where we are losing too many special people to drugs, depression and suicide. If we can collectively come together and address these issues as a community, we can kill some pointless stigma’s and bring ‘depression’ out of the shadows. Lets help our friends who need a little bit of love today and even tomorrow.
Support R U OK DAY today and get down to THE WRECK, Bondi Beach this evening for some food, drinks and good times with some friends. Who knows? You just might meet some good people, have a nice conversation or even get inspired, which in turn might just be what we all need, someone to talk to. Alright!
So if you are not feeling ok please get in touch with someone you can talk to. If you can’t find a close friend then read and follow the links below.
Here’s some info:
R U OK? Day is a national day of action aiming to prevent suicide by encouraging people to connect with each other & ask: “R U OK?”. R U OK? Day does not provide crisis intervention or counselling. If you need crisis support call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14.
Thursday 15 September, 2011 is RUOK?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 well-being. 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.
R U OK?Day does not provide crisis intervention or counselling.
If you need crisis support call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14.
Or chat with Lifeline using their online crisis chat service (available 7:30-10:30pm AEST Mon-Thur) http://www.lifeline.org.au/Find-Help/Online-Services/crisis-chat
If your need is life threatening call 000