Getting help isn’t a sign of failure, it’s quite the opposite.

Life can be overwhelming. Hell, even scrolling through our timelines can be overwhelming (climate grief anyone?). Sometimes daily gratitude lists, personal development tasks and that Spin class you really love when it’s over just don’t cut it.

We can’t always let faith and process be the bridge we use to overcome our darkest thoughts. And that’s okay.

On R U OK? Day and every day in between, it’s important to remember the strength which lies in seeking and accepting help.

Strength isn’t always cool composure and a stiff demeanour. Failure isn’t defined by self-esteem and the number of times life knocked you down. Being tired does not mean you are lazy.

Whether we’re currently doing okay or not, the below quotes on the importance of self care are definitely worth a read.

“My brain and my heart are really important to me, I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?”

— Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington actress