"I Know What To Do If Someone Was Having A Heart Attack, But What If Someone Was Suicidal?"
An important chat on R U Okay Day.
Today is R U Okay Day and this morning, Clairsy, Matt and Kymba asked a pertinent question.
What do I actually do if someone I know is suicidal?
It's an important thing to recognise. Most of us would have done a first-aid course, so you'd have some sort of idea when it came to dealing with a first-aid situation.
But what about if someone confided in you that they were in a dark place. What would you do?
Fortunately, we have access to fantastic people and sources of information, and this morning, CMK spoke with Shayne Connell, CEO of LivingWorks, who revealed that there's actually an online course that exists to deal with that scary scenario.
Of course, today being the day it is, the chat in full covers so much more of what we're all trying to achieve. A world where people aren't afraid to ask the question, R U Okay?
THE CHAT IN FULL:
If you or someone you know needs assistance, the number for Lifeline is 13 11 14.