I still maintain that yellow and black have always been my favourite colours (aside from a brief period of purple but that was just a fad). I even insisted that the rubber bands on my braces be 'danger colours' as a teen because that was just the coolest.
Fast forward now into what seems like adulthood and I'm given the rare chance to combine my passion of mental health advocacy with my fascination of high-vis construction site colour palettes.
R U OK? has asked me to be an ambassador for them! I totally love their cause and message so of course I said yes. We'll be officially tying the knot early next year.
There is heaps of work to be done. Encouraging helpful conversations around suicide and mental illness takes a lot of time but I think I'm up to the challenge. I'll still be continuing my work in positive psychology / wellbeing on BITE BACK and also keeping up with my independent mental illness presenting stuff. The R U OK? involvement will be alongside all of that so imma be a busy chap next year. I'm still determined to find time to make that informal badminton tournament happen in the park across the road from me. Never lose sight of the important things...
I'd definitely love to see you all get involved with R U OK? with me too in some way. When we know what opportunities are coming up that can bring us all together I'll be sure to let you know. (Leave your deets in 'the occasional email' box above so we can keep in touch or join my page on Facebook. I'll post stuff there too)
So prepare to see a few more of these supplied italicised words from R U OK at the bottom of some of my blog posts in 2015. Thanks R U OK! ...
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R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging and empowering all people to ask “are you ok?” of anyone struggling with life. Our vision is a world where everyone is connected and is protected from suicide. This year, R U OK? Day was Thursday 11th September.
Find out more: ruok.org.au