06 October 2010

R U OK? Day

Today is R U OK? Day in Australia.  With the recent news of bullying leading to suicide, it might be a good day for everyone everywhere to take the seconds to ask a friend of loved one, "Are you okay?".  It is a small thing that can save lives for those who may feel desperate and alone without anyone who can share their pain and make it easier to bear.

Here are the two promotional videos done by Simon Baker and Hugh Jackman.  I realize celebrities can draw attention to an issue, but this is one where human beings shouldn't need a reminder to reach out and show you care.  R U OK?

In the United States: 

Are you in crisis? Please call 1-800-273-TALK


Travis Cody said...

I didn't know about this, but what a great idea. So often, the phrase "How are you?" becomes a throw away kind of greeting. Imagine if we asked that and then looked for a real answer?

Thanks for this.

Jamie said...

Dearest. I can always depend on you for the perfect comment. It's a little thing ... just ask.

This Eclectic Life said...

A wonderful idea those Aussies had. Reminds me I need to make a call or two. Thank you, Jamie.