Time to make you all aware if you are not already that
15th September is R U OK? Day.
I would like to thank Gemma from My Big Nutshell for making me aware of this as now I GET how important those 4 very simple letters can be & how they can change the way someone actually does feel.
Over the last few months I have had many conversations with people who I know personally, people who I know as acquaintances & complete strangers. I was a little worried that putting it out there might make some people judge me. I would have to say mostly it has been the opposite, I have numerous highly regarded people & business owners who have shared exact same stories from their lives back to me. I have honestly been shocked by the amazing support that I have been given and advise that has been shared. I have gone from feeling like a complete nut case about to cross the sanity line to feeling completely normal with what was happening and how I was feeling.
As a person with knowledge you would never believe that your mind has such a strong power to do some thing like this and for you to be completely helpless in the way you react and deal with its hardballs.
It doesnt take very much at all to ask some one if they are OK? and to lend an ear to hear them and share a story.
I wasnt feeling suicidal but I am sure many travel along the road I have followed but get given the wrong turn and end up in a harder place than me. Please all remember on 15th September 2011 to use these 4 letters & ask some one R U OK? without knowing you may of saved a life.