World Suicide Prevention Day
Do you ever have days where you wish someone would just ask if you’re okay… And actually care enough to listen to your reply?
When was the last time you did that for someone else?
Last week’s chat was all about selfcare – this week I want to talk about being there for others.
Life is fast paced for most of us these days. With time flying by, it can sometimes be days, weeks, months or even years before you’ve checked in on someone in your life… By then it feels too late and yet another friendship bites the dust.
Am I wrong?
Maybe this will come across as a harsh guilt trip, but really I just wanted to give a gentle nudge to people to remember to be there for others sometimes.
Life is hectic, but realistically we can all spare a minute or two to text a friend… Even if we’re sat on the loo at the same time!
What I’m trying to say is, we should never just assume that people are okay just because they’re smiling on the outside.
If you’re really, really that busy… Then schedule an R U Okay day. And put it in your planner to make time for friends and family. You never know when someone might just need to hear from you.
🖤 send a text
🖤 make a call
🖤 go for coffee
🖤 make a movie date
🖤 take a walk together
🖤 remember to listen
🖤 ask TWICE
🖤 Samaritans: 116 123 (free, for everyone, 24/7)
🖤 CALM: 0800 585858 (free, for men, 5pm-midnight)
🖤 PAPYRUS: 0800 968 4141 (free, for young people, 9am-10pm Mon-Fri, 2pm-10pm at the weekend)
No one ever truly feels like they have everything under control... do they?