NOT OK: It’s the annual day when people are urged to ask ‘R U OK?’ to help start a conversation that might make a difference in someone’s life.
But there’s reportedly been a dramatic fall in the number of people asking ‘R U OK?’ this year.
“Actually I don’t know anyone who is OK right now,” one man told DBT. “The pandemic, climate change, cost of living pressures, the rental crisis.. the list goes on.”
“It’s already September, and nothing good has happened this year,” says another man.
There are now concerns ‘R U OK? Day’ 2023 may be canceled.