What is R U OK?Day
R U OK?Day is a national day of action on the second Thursday of September (13 September 2012), dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other ‘Are you ok?’
By raising awareness about the importance of connection and providing resources throughout the year, the R U OK? Foundation aims to prevent isolation by empowering people to support each other through life’s ups and downs.
The website is at ruokday.com and there are multiple social media accounts and other points of contact linked there.
FWIW, I’m not particularly OK right now: I’m not suicidal or even deeply depressed, but I’m feeling rather adrift and not nearly enough in control, which is anxiety-inducing. I hope most of you are feeling substantially better than that, but I know that some of you are probably feeling much worse. You are not alone, and there is help out there. Feel free to talk here if you want to, but don’t feel compelled to share here if you’d rather be more private: please just find somebody you can trust to talk to.