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Quick tip: Make time to hang


When you find out someone's having a tough time, show support by making time to hang out or chat to them. Give them a call, send an email, or offer to visit. Don't let them face their struggles alone. 

Find more tips here.

Fast fact: How should we picture mental illness?

SANE Australia's Picture This survey found we should be using images portraying mental illness that put the human experience first, and the diagnosis second.

Other recommendations include:
  • Use real people doing 'everyday' things but show the hidden adversity
  • Don't use images that link violence with mental illness
Read more about the survey here.

Get involved

2,864 reasons for taking action
The ABS released figures showing deaths by suicide had risen to a 13-year high, with 2,864 people taking their own lives in 2014. Help change these statistics by signing Lifeline's petition calling on the government to double suicide prevention funding here.
Selling goods for good
Bountye is a new app that lets you support R U OK? by selling the pre-loved things you no longer need. Simply list an item and select the R U OK? group as the beneficiary. 94% of the price of all sold goods goes to R U OK? Download the app here.

Conversation Hero: Mark from Sydney

“Riding creates an environment where people can open up about what they’re going through with people they trust.

“I get to talk to a lot of people and I’m very open about things. So I find when I talk about it, other people tend to open up too. You can see them thinking ‘I’m not the only one going through this.’”


A huge thanks to Mark and the Cycle of the Mind team for riding 300 km to raise awareness and support R U OK?


 

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