Today is World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day. The theme this year is ‘take a minute, change a life’. We all can help someone whether they are just ‘feeling down’ or at risk of death from suicide by taking a moment and asking if they are OK. This week we’re being encouraged to ask people we know ‘R U OK?’ and taking the time to have a chat and listen to them.
Suicidal thoughts can affect people in all sorts of circumstances and reaching out for help is nothing to be ashamed of.
Even just writing this post has made me think of a couple of friends I want to check in with.
So here’s asking my friends and family- are you OK?