“Are you OK?” Three simple words form the most important question any of us might ever ask. But simple doesn’t mean easy. An estimated 800,000 people die by suicide every year — around one every 40 seconds — and for those that do, many more made an attempt.
How can we support those suffering in silence and protect our community from the devastating effects of suicide?
R U OK? is a suicide prevention program from Australia. Having teamed with Lifeline in 2016, they’ve brought a shared message of hope to China. I spoke with Adrian Hosler, Lifeline’s R U OK? program coordinator.