The R U OK? Shalom Park
Discussions about mental health are becoming more and more common, as people open up about their struggles with this often times taboo subject. But there are still so many people who feel embarrassed or that they will be judged so they don’t confide in others about their problems.
The R U OK? Shalom Park Campaign is about highlighting the hidden struggles of those people who are going through their own battles, not just on one day, but every day of the year. The aim of a program like this is to remind us all to be our brothers keeper and to ask “Are you ok?”
Spearheaded by Jewish Family Services, the R U OK? Shalom Park Campaign is a collaboration offered to the community by the Jewish organizations in Charlotte. It is designed to educate us all on how to go about creating safe conversations. Got a funny feeling that someone you know or care about isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts, more agitated or withdrawn or just not themselves. The R U OK? Shalom Park Campaign will arm you with the tools you need to check in with that person. If they say they are not ok, you’ll be able to show them they are supported and guide them to accessing resources and better manage their load. If they are ok, then that person will know that you are someone who cares enough about them to ask.
Stay tuned for pop up displays and discussions, workshops and other ways for you to reach out and ask R U OK? For more information contact Howard or Rachel at JFS at 704.364.6594.
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