Thanks for asking

| September 1, 2015
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On Thursday, 10 September 2015 you are reminded to ask family, friends and colleagues “R U OK?” in a meaningful way. It can make a profound difference to someone who might be struggling. R U OK? is a not-for-profit suicide prevention organisation.

R U OK? works collaboratively with experts in suicide prevention and mental illness, as well as government departments, corporate leaders, teachers, universities, students and community groups. To help, you can organise an event in your work, school or community group. Or you can fundraise by running one of the challenge events across Australia (such as City2Surf, City2Sea Melbourne, Canberra Australian Running Festival and more) or attending the Merivale Chef’s Dinner.

If you’re worried about someone and feel urgent professional support is needed, contact your local doctor or one of the agencies listed here. And if your need is life threatening, call 000 (Australia only) without delay.

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