R U OK? Day is the day in Australia when we are encouraged to open up about mental health and talk about what’s happening.
“IF YOU were having a tough time and feeling depressed or anxious, would you tell your boss?
“Australians are being encouraged to share their mental health concerns with their employers as part of R U OK? Day.
“The public awareness campaign aims to reduce the number of suicides in Australia and start a conversation about mental health.
“According to the most recent ABS data, 3027 people died by suicide in 2015, the highest number on record. That equates to more than eight deaths by suicide every day.
“One Australian study found that 17 per cent of suicides in Victoria from 2000-2007 were work-related.”
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