R U OK Day on 12 September marks the beginning of an important conversation – it’s when we reach out to people we know or care about to check in on their mental health. Simply asking R U OK? can give someone a lifeline to start talking. This seemingly small gesture is so powerful, it can save a life.
A recent survey released by Headspace and the National Union of Students revealed that:
- 83.2% of Australian tertiary students have felt stressed
- 79% felt anxious
- 35.4% have had thoughts of self-harm or suicide.