Last September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day and every second Thursday in September, this day in Australia is dedicated to "R U OK? Day", a day dedicated to reminding us to ask this question to family, friends, colleagues and others in a meaningful way, because we never know how important this simple and short question can be for someone who is going through a bad time or thinking about taking his or her life.
It's okay to ask. Although we may feel weird or embarrassed doing so. Although we may be afraid of the response they can give us.
The key is to connect and to stay connected, with ourselves and with others.
A timely question can make all the difference in the world.
Stay safe, stay happy, stay you. - Izzy
(If you want to learn more about "R U OK? Day": https://www.ruok.org.au/)