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Today is National R U OK day. Started in 2009 this non-for-profit organisation strives to create a society where we are all connected and protected from suicide.

Today they continue their journey and vital work to support all members of all societies.

Today is a day to step up and step out, connect with people around you, and reach out to others you wouldn't normally.
In 2015 the Australian Army's Commander 1st Brigade Brigadier Mick Ryan posted the above image of members and assets from 1st Brigade displaying their support for the national day of awareness.

According to their website R U OKs organisational goals are to:

  1. Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life's ups and down
  2. Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others
  3. Strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us
  4. Be relevant, strong and dynamic

Thier vision is ambitious and challenges everyone to work towards 'a world where we're all connected and are protected from suicide.'

So don't sit back, get up and ask someone 'R U OK?'

More information can be found on the R U OK website here.

 

Photo by Department of Defence

About the Author
Author: James Smith
James is the Secretary and the Communications Director for DEFGLIS. He has served as Communications Director since 2013.
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