By Matilda Mattar Social Justice & Service Learning Leader

On Friday we observed R U OK? Day, a meaningful reminder to check in on the people around us and show that we care about their well-being.

The CRCCS community was met with warm smiles and a small treat by our compassionate Social Justice team. As we gathered, we took a moment to ask a simple yet profoundly important question: "R U OK?"

In our fast-paced lives, it's all too easy to overlook the struggles that others might be facing. R U OK? Day serves as a gentle nudge to break through the busyness and actively inquire about the well-being of our friends, family, and colleagues.

A heartfelt conversation, a listening ear, or a small act of kindness can make a world of difference to someone who might be silently battling their own challenges. Let's remember that mental health matters, and it's okay to not be okay sometimes. By reaching out and genuinely asking if someone is okay, we show them that they are not alone.

So, let’s continue to let R U OK? Day be a reminder to spread compassion, support, and understanding. A simple question can create a ripple of positivity that brightens someone's day and reminds them that they are cared for. Today and every day, let's make sure we ask, R U OK?

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