1 out of 4 people will suffer from depression
at least one time during their life. Because mental health is still something people are afraid to discuss openly, only half of the people suffering from depression seek treatment. In the Netherlands alone 100 000 people attempt suicide every year, and world wide every 40 seconds someone dies from suicide.
We want to change this by creating fun events.
R U OK? day (pronounced are you ok?), based on the Australian success story. We will educate people about mental health and give them practical tools. During this event we will address:
- How to recognize mental illness
- How to prevent mental illness
- How to help a friend or family member with mental illness
In the movie you can see an impression of the first R U OK? day in the Netherlands. We had top key note speakers, workshops and experts and we made it a fun and very meaningful day.
We all worked for free during this event, but we need some funds to cover educational materials and promotion and get a fund going for future events. Please help us save very valuable lives! Thank you very much!