R U OK? Sometimes no matter what you do it doesn’t seem to go right. Riding a bicycle can be an enjoyable thing but yet it can be pretty hard, especially when the tyre is flat or you hit a bump the wrong way and … well the picture says it all. You just crash and you’re not OK!
You know – life can get like that as well. At times it doesn’t matter what you do, things never seem to go right for you. The more they don’t go right the more it seems that is the way things are.
Being stuck in a cycle of everything going wrong is not a happy place to be. You feel like a failure or worse, and then tell yourself I’m a loser or I deserve all this bad stuff as I can’t get anything right. The more your actions or the things around you prove that you’re a failure, the more you will believe it. WHY? Well if your actions confirm what you feel and think about yourself then … you must be a failure.
The longer you are stuck in this cycle the more likely something like getting really angry or suicide could happen.
What would happen if your friends, family or work colleagues asked “R U OK?” Would you tell them? Or what would happen if you asked those around you “R U OK?”
On Thursday 11 September on R U OK Day you get the chance to ask the question of those around you. By asking them you are showing to them that you care for them and want them around in your life.
If you or a loved one need help? Find help now.
R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging and empowering all people to ask “are you ok?” of anyone struggling with life. Our vision is a world where everyone is connected and is protected from suicide. This year, R U OK? Day is Thursday 11 September. Find out more: https://www.ruok.org.au