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Happiness has become an industry that is selling all of us a lie

27 September 2017 | by Richard Leonard

 

Barry Larkin committed suicide in 1995. No one in his family or among his friends knew he was chronically depressed. His son, Gavin, was so shocked by his much-loved father’s death that it eventually led him to co-found the R U OK? movement.

On the second Thursday in September, Australians are encouraged to contact someone they know who might be going through a difficult patch and ask: “Are you OK?” 





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