Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday- R U OK

So today is RUOK? Day
It is also a Thankful Thursday so I thought I would blend the two

So I am thankful for great organisations such as RUOK? to help promote and encourage people to say to each other R U OK?
In our society there is such a stigma around depression, mental health and suicide. That many people prefer to think we all live in that happy land.
Well you know what we dont all live in that happy land and it is just so important that we check in with each other and say
Hey are you ok?

Currently today I can  say
Yes I think I am ok. 
I suffer from depression and have a mental illness but today I am doing ok.

As part of todays RUOK? Day I looked at myself to check that I was ok. And I think it is something we all need to do. We need to take 5 minutes and question ourselves honestly  and ask Am I Ok?

So on this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for RUOK? Day

I am thankful for Bunnings in getting some plants in to help my garden grow and improve my own mental health.

But I am NOT thankful to whichever dog is sitting next to me with REALLY bad wind. Which is not good for my health in general.

For more thankful thursdays go over and see Kate Says Stuff (and see some cute photos)


For really great, touching honest stories go over to My Big Nutshell for the RUOK? blog hop

Sarah xx


Kate said...

So happy to read you are okay Sarah. I think sometimes it's easier to ask of other people than it is of ourselves. And it can be so hard to be honest when asked.

I love that people are talking and I feel like destigmatising mental health issues is so very important, for our children as much as our generation.

Thankyou for linking up today :)

No one said...

Yes, it is important to ask yourself if you are ok - sometimes you are the only person who knows to ask! The windy dog made me giggle!

Louisa Claire said...

I'm so glad to hear this too - and thanks for the reminder to ask ourselves, not just others.