R U OK? Day 2019

R U OK? Day on 12 September is run by an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation.

They advocate using the slogan ‘R U OK?’ in conversation with others, to check on the mental health of family, friends and co-workers. To find out more, visit the website.

Mental health is one of Australia’s most significant health issues, with almost half of the population experiencing mental illness at some point in their lives.
Furthermore, 54% of those experiencing poor mental health will not access any treatment.*
These figures are alarming in their own right, often materialising into high suicide rates. As a society, we are facing an uphill battle when it comes to reducing the prevalence of such health conditions.

 

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*Source: Coviu.com