“Life is Short, the Birds are Flying”

Look how beautifully the poet, Cemal Sureya, summarised life: life is short, the birds are flying. Although it is quite a frank expression, the meaning is way too cruel to be explained. When you lose someone you care about dearly, you realise how short life really is. It is at that moment when this famous poet’s quote disqualifies itself from literature and becomes a solid … Continue reading “Life is Short, the Birds are Flying”

R U OK? DAY

It’s okay not to be okay. And the truth is, sometimes we aren’t. Thursday the 12th of September 2019 is R U OK? day. This is a national day of action that is dedicated to reminding everyone to ask their friends, family and strangers, “Are you OK?” It is important to remember that every day of the year people may need your support struggling with … Continue reading R U OK? DAY

R U Ok Day: Told by the Psych Society

La Trobe University’s very own Psych Society tells us about the concept of R U Ok Day and to remind ourselves to always ask our peers if they are simply okay. Let’s Talk About Mental Health. Unnervingly, the rate of suicide has increased over the last decade.  According to Lifeline, the overall suicide rate in 2015 was 12.6 per 100,000 in Australia.  The Australian Bureau … Continue reading R U Ok Day: Told by the Psych Society