Got a feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts?
More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves.
Trust that gut instinct and act on it.
By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up.
If they say they are not ok, you can follow these conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load.
If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.
R U OK?’s vision is a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide. Their mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.
Learn more about the signs and when it’s time to ask R U OK?
Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:
1. Ask R U OK?
3. Encourage action