It’s okay, not to be okay was started in 2016 by us three grieving sisters who lost our brother Ben to suicide. It’s okay not to be okay is a registered charity that’s mission is to advocate and create change in mental health, grief and suicide prevention. We do this by running community events and providing gift packs for those bereaved by suicide, running social media campaigns through all platforms that increase mental health literacy and raising awareness about the support available.
We also fund counselling sessions for those who might need help but not be able to afford to do so. We encourage people to wear our message which reduces stigma, starts conversations and normalises seeking help for your mental health.
Trigger warning this story discusses grief, loss and suicide, if you are feeling vulnerable this might not be the right time for you to read this story. If you are needing support, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
On Sunday 15th May 2016 our lives changed in an instant, as a result, we would be forever broken.