So R U re­ally OK old mate?

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

STATE Mem­ber for Murray Austin Evans is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple across the re­gion to start a mean­ing­ful con­ver­sa­tion with friends, loved ones and col­leagues in the lead up to R U OK Day tomorrow.

Mr Evans said while R U OK Day en­cour­ages peo­ple to start a con­ver­sa­tion with some­one who might be strug­gling, it’s also a re­minder that ev­ery day could be the day that changes some­one’s life.

“Our friends, fam­ily mem­bers and work­mates face life’s ups and downs ev­ery day of the year,” Mr Evans said.

“R U OK en­cour­ages ev­ery­one to start a con­ver­sa­tion as early as pos­si­ble, as the ear­lier you reach out, the more likely the out­come will be a pos­i­tive one.”

If you or some­one you know needs cri­sis sup­port please call Life­line 13 11 14, or for lo­cal men­tal health ser­vices phone the NSW Men­tal Health Line 1800 011 511.

For con­ver­sa­tion tips and more in­for­ma­tion please visit ruok.org.au

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