Updated: Mar 20, 2022
September 14th is R U OK? Day.
The veterinary profession has higher suicide rates than the adult population and other health professions.
R U OK Day Day aims to make it easier for people to talk about what is bothering them and get the help they need.
There is often a discrepancy between how people feel on the inside and what they are presenting on the outside. By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up.
If they say they are not ok, you can show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.
For more information on the R U OK? movement, please visit their website by clicking here.