R U OK? Day encourages everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with those who may be struggling with life.
Scott Reardon had four tips to help build resilience from his own personal life lessons:
- Identify your support networks and communicate this to them
- Read and practice mindfulness to increase your awareness
- Have gratitude – learn to be positive and grateful for your life and experiences
- Remember to stop and breathe – practice coherence breathing (4 seconds breathe in and 4 seconds breathe out) – this helps you to learn to step away and regroup for a moment