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R U OK? Thursday September 12th 2013R U OK? Day, Thursday September 12th 2013 is a national day of action dedicated to inspiring all Australians to ask family, friends and colleagues, ‘Are you ok?’ By regularly reaching out to one another and having open and honest conversations, we can all help build a more connected community and reduce our country’s high suicide rate.

R U OK? Day is on the second Thursday of September (12th September 2013).

More than 2,200 Australians suicide each year and men are around 3 times more likely to die by suicide than females (ABS 2012). For each person that takes their life, another 30 people attempt to end their own life (SANE Australia).

Most people don’t openly share their feelings, particularly if they’re struggling. The best thing we can all do is regularly talk to the people we care about – regardless of whether they are at risk – because connection is good for us all.

In the time it takes to have your coffee, you can start a conversation that could change a life.

Dads, who will you ask?


  1. charles says:

    No I’m not ok. Help me. Its no joke

    • Ron says:

      Hi Charles,
      Your not alone mate, trust me. I hope your feeling better.
      My story, part of it is below.

  2. Peter says:

    Hello Charles,

    We are sorry to hear that things are not good. Please follow the link and there should be an organisation that can assist you:

  3. Ron says:

    My bit………………oops! Sorry.
    I mean my ex wife takes off interstate with our baby girl in July, after I asked her three times not to take my daughter interstate. I went to court on the 14th August, wish I hadn’t.
    Any I cant get any information from the b………oops nearly did it again, mother.
    And now they want me to have a mental health exam, because she says, all because she is a bloody doctor that works in psych.

  4. Ron says:

    Now I have to wait until the 30th October and its doing my head in. Grrrrrrrrrrr.
    I wish she could have this done to her, our baby was 1 on the 10/09. I got no contact. Fathers Day, what a joke. No contact and on the 14th August she lies and tells the judge she has been in contact with me, complete bull is what it is.

  5. Ron says:

    Its absolute crap is what it is. I am seeing a psychologist.
    Funny part Peter is as we are “Dads” they somehow think we don’t care for our kids in the same way as mothers.
    That is, they accept the “traditional” model of the father and can’t accept any other.

    Here it is 2013, we are preached to about equality, patience, tolerance and acceptance. I was a stay at home Dad, they completely ignore that.

    It’s best described as bureaucratic hypocrisy gone completely loco.