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With the best of intentions, we sometimes put our foot in it when it comes to supporting a mate or loved one going through a tough time.

But words have power and thinking twice before offering advice, an opinion or a judgment to someone who is already feeling vulnerable, is key. To help we’ve put together 9 things you should and shouldn’t say when supporting someone who’s struggling.
With the best of intentions we sometimes put our foot in it

9 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone With Depression (and What to Say Instead)

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"When you’re struggling, you spend a lot of time in your head going over and over all those heavy feelings and thoughts. But when a person who cares about you comes up and says, ‘Hey, we think there’s something going on with you,’ that kind of comment can be the catalyst for you to learn more, accept what’s going on and move towards understanding and recovery.

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When youre struggling you spend a lot of time in your head
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Sometimes, no matter how strong you are, it's just too hard to go it alone.

At these times, talking to mates and family can help. But But if you need a confidential chat, whether in crisis or not, Lifeline is available 24/7 on 13 11 14.
Sometimes no matter how strong you are it's just too hard to go it alone

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05/23/2017 at 05:14. Facebook
“He was the typical mining work bloke… and I watched him go over to the table and grab all the information to take away so he could seek help.”
Fly-in fly-out worker Blake Woods on the time the simple question, “are you ok?”, made a difference.

Find tips to help you ask at
Bernadette Jefferys
Kristy Overend
Nicki van G
R U OK Day
R U OK Day
05/22/2017 at 10:32. Facebook
Show them you’re there for them. Whether that’s to listen, invite them outside, help schedule appointments or even take them.

Find more tips to help you support your loved ones at
Show them youre there for them Whether thats to listen invite them
Jules Dorman
Narelle Wilmot
Green Box Removals
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05/19/2017 at 02:15. Facebook
“A ‘good day’ begins without an internal struggle to get out of bed, shower and get ready for work. It begins with coffee made at home and a packed lunch while having time to drive casually to work. It is having interest in the day and my surroundings and the constant need to hide under my blankets loosens its grip on my thoughts. It’s reaching out to friends, speaking up in conversations,...
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A good day begins without an internal struggle to get out of

What a 'Good Day' Looks Like for Someone With Depression

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Joe A Pace
Catherine Campbell
Ivonette de Vries
“It’s just as important to reach out and ask for help as it is to reach out and help someone else. While many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, we can be very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s almost as if we’ve been divided in to those who offer help and those who need help. In fact, we’re both. No one should have to go it alone.”

WA’s Kalamunda...
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Its just as important to reach out and ask for help as
If someone seems out of sorts, withdrawn or down all the time, don’t be afraid to ask how they’re going. And if your gut instinct is that they need help, be persistent. It may just be the catalyst that encourages them to open up and seek the support they need.

Find tips to help you navigate the conversation at
If someone seems out of sorts withdrawn or down all the time
Lauren Liistro
Julia Susan
"I've faced certain challenges in my personal life over the years. As a musician and from a young age, I was performing in environments where alcohol and drugs were easily accessible and as a result I battled addiction for many years. I knew I was at a low point when a friend said to me, 'If you keep going like this you're going to die.' And he was right, if something didn’t change, I would...
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Ive faced certain challenges in my personal life over the years As
Alan Murphy
Jake JG
Kareen Turley
When we’re concerned about someone we often worry about saying the ‘right’ thing. A simple, supportive text message can be a great place to start.

Find more tips to get the conversation started at
When were concerned about someone we often worry about saying the right
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Kat Jayne
Chris Chamoun
“Have the conversation and be alright with just being a pair of ears, or a shoulder, or a human tissue. Sometimes that’s all we can be – just somewhere for someone to land safely and let out their deepest hurts”

Claire Orange is an R U OK? Ambassador and mother of three boys who believes conversations can change lives, no matter how young we are.
Kim Overton
Carolyn Angelin
Caryle Walford
Who's Quentin? And how is he helping start one million R U OK? conversations? Our schools’ partner Brainstorm Productions has the answers.

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Teagan Hunter
Thomas Voss
"If you’ve ever been in a crowded room, smiling through the pain of feeling completely alone, that was my childhood. To be honest, that feeling has never really left me.

"I call 24 my mid-life car crash. I still don’t know what triggered it but over a period of about six months all my emotional defences failed and everything I’d been holding on to from my childhood crushed me like tidal...
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If youve ever been in a crowded room smiling through the pain
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Craig Watt
With the budget a current talking point, we want to remind everyone that some of your most powerful resources are free: your eyes, ears and mouth.

Let's use them to support our loved ones. Find out how at
With the budget a current talking point we want to remind everyone
Sunita Jayne Dixon
Julia Susan
Zack Peel
Every bit of support adds up.

Not sure how you can support someone going through tough times? Visit
Every bit of support adds up Not sure how you can support
Sharon Woolley
Maree Thomas
Sunita Jayne Dixon
"I’m here.”

"It rings true because I think there’s space in all of us, in our hearts and in our prayers and on our couches and on our shoulder and in our ears. There’s space in our arms to carry together what is too heavy to carry alone. There is room to witness, and to witness is to love, and to love is enough."

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Im here It rings true because I think theres space in all

What Do You Say to Someone Grieving When You Can’t Say It Will Be OK?

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Lincoln Schultz
Mena Danielle Condo
Marg Murray
May the fourth be with you and you be with your friends when they need a listening ear.
May the fourth be with you and you be with your friends when they need a listening ear
Fadi Joseph
Cindy Dolan
Alice Burke
R U OK? Ambassador and former NRL player Brett Finch reminds us that whether we're an elite athlete or an average Joe conversations make a difference:

"When I retired, I struggled. I lost a lot of motivation, I felt like I’d lost a part of my identity and I didn’t talk about it. I felt I had nothing to complain about - I had a good job, I earned good money, financially everything was alright...
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R U OK Ambassador and former NRL player Brett Finch reminds us
Joe Maiorana
Steve Pollock
Tracey Finch
“Something that I have learnt in education is that whilst we help our children learn to speak, we aren’t so good at teaching them how to talk.

"Talking is important. One of the best acts of kindness we can offer is simply to reach out to those around us and check that they are ok."

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Something that I have learnt in education is that whilst we help

Walk for kinder world

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Bisa Jovanovic
Bisa Jovanovic
"Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do."
Bre, a Monash University student, felt inspired to start more conversations after meeting our quirky question mark Quentin at their #UniMentalHealthDay celebrations.

This year's theme is get active for your mental health. We're big believers that exercise is not only good for your mental and physical health...
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"Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do"
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Bisa Jovanovic
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