Able to save many lives, Australia celebrates ‘Are You Okay?’ Day.
SYDNEY: Australians celebrate ‘Are You Okay?’ Day. on today (8/9). This special day is celebrated on the second Thursday of every September.
This year, ‘Are You Okay?’ falls on September 8 when all Australians will say hello to each other.
Since the majority of Australians are busy with their careers, this celebration is one of the efforts to make someone feel heard and loved by the people around them.
It is understood that the celebration of ‘Are You Okay?’ this is also reported to save many lives of individuals who have the desire or in a situation of wanting to commit suicide.
The ‘Are You Okay?’ started after Barry Larkin’s death in 1995. Barry’s late son Gavin Larkin did something different since that incident by asking the question ‘Are you okay?’ to the people around. It turned out that the effort paid off when this simple but meaningful question was chosen as a national celebration in Australia.
Gavin who died of cancer in 2011 believed in just the question ‘Are you okay?’ able to change someone’s day and life.
source – Faida Rahim