Parenting the first few months
It can be hard, the first few months particularly. No sleep, family pressures and financial stress can all contribute to someone feeling not ok. It is so important to ask your friends and colleges if they are ok. That is why we are reminding everyone of R U Ok day.
Are you okay day
R U OK? This day aims to bring attention to all Australians to help reduce our suicide rate by reaching out and making contact with others.
"More than 2,100 Australians suicide each year. For each person that dies in this way, it’s estimated another 30 attempt to end their life. Connect with friends, co-workers and family in your life on September 14 in the your area and ask, “Are you ok?”." says R U OK day website
How can you take part?
Check out the R U OK day website for more in detail tips but here are the basic steps you can take on that day or any day.
1. ASK R U OK?
2. LISTEN WITHOUT JUDGEMENT
3. ENCOURAGE ACTION
4. CHECK IN A WEEK LATER
R U OK? is an Australian suicide prevention charity. Its mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and to support those struggling with life.
Find out more: ruok.org.au
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