I have decided we need to rename ‘RUOK’ day to ‘Am I OK’ day.
Don’t ask me if I’m okay, because I can’t always answer honestly.
Instead, ask yourself what it is in you that might make me feel I can’t trust you with my truth.
People living with suicidal ideation don’t need to spend a full day every year making sure the rest of you feel better about our risks.
(Another PSA on why this day is performative and dangerous for people living with real risks.)