Here in the great land of Oz, it's R U ok? Day tomorrow (Thursday the 13th).
The idea being if you see a change in a friend, ask them, genuinely, r u ok?
Anyone who is struggling with their mental health is very adapt at replying "yeah, I'm ok" or "yeah, all good"!
So if you really want to start a conversation, from my own personal battles with mental health, start a conversation with your own personal experiences. Whether it be your personal struggles, or a family members.
When people are having a bad time, they need to hear that others do to.
They need to know that others struggle. That people have found their way back (to good mental health). So instead of saying "are you ok?" Start with, "depression sucks, my mum's battled for years......" Or something similar.
Oh and good luck. Depression is a bi+ch and together we can beat it! ♥️
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