Thursday, September 15, 2011


Carol King - You've Got a Friend.

Good Morning and welcome to Thankful Thursday, which in Australia is also RUOK DAY -  R U OK?Day is a national day of action aiming to prevent suicide by encouraging people to connect with each other & ask: "R U OK?".

This is the website for the RUOK GROUP and on it you will find the links to all sorts of people who can help you if you are not okay.

I am thankful today for friends who have taken the time to ask me the question "Am I Okay?" and happily I can report that I am okay and know who to contact if I feel I am not doing so well.

I think this is a wonderful initiative to increase awareness of mental health and suicide issues without the stigma that often accompanies them.   

So today I am thankful for so many things - for the love of friends and family and the care they show to me.  They love me when I am unlovable and that's when I need them most.

I am thankful for life itself and all the people I have in it - and for the wonderful skills of medical teams and this afternoon I am off to a pre-admission clinic and not relishing the thought, but thankful for ongoing care.  Crisis care was wonderful but so too is ongoing care and support.

Wherever you are in the world take the time to speak to friends and family and make sure they are okay - make sure you are there for them to listen and guide them to some sort of help if they are not.

Thank you for visiting and reading the "Musings from My Heart" and I send love and hugs, but before I go - Are you Okay ?

Love and hugs,

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