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Are you okay? RUOK Day by Laurir Are you okay? RUOK Day by Laurir
Today, Thursday the 15th, is national 'R U OK?' day.
Are you okay day is a day to help raise awareness of depression and help prevent suicide. It encourages communication with family and friends, make sure you talk to them about how you feel, or even ask them if they're feeling okay.

So today, turn to a friend and ask them if they are okay.

Are you okay?


For further information go to [link]


(C) Art KuroShiroSion
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:iconterrafirma16:
Terrafirma16 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Thanks for asking.... I don't know
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MissLuckychan29 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I'd just smile and say I'm fine... I can't let my family know.
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Rosiro-Vampire Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Same, I need to hide my scars from my family. I rip apart the top of my left hand with paperclips, knives and anything else sharp I can get. The worest is that 90% of my problems are in my head, I'm my own worest nightmare, I'm the one always putting myself. I hate myself, I'm trapped in my own body.
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MissLuckychan29 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I bruise and scratch because the scars are minimal but the pain can really hurt.
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Eullie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, really that's a great job on foreshortening. Also the lighting is great. That worried expression on his face really fits your theme. Overall this is a simply beautiful piece that strongly backs up the idea you were putting on it.
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Laurir Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you (: :hug:
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Annanonyma Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
That picture looks great. I love it how he seems to reach out of the picture and his eyes are gorgeous. I don't really get the blue butterflies, though. However, I think that you have mentioned an important topic many people keep silent about.
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Laurir Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Butterflies are symbolic of many things, freedom, the soul, change, frailness, rebirth. Also if you have ever heard of the non-profit organisation 'beyond blue', who also have set out to help those suffering from depression, their logo is a butterfly.
I did not mention beyond blue because I really wanted to aim this at RUOK, but that is the main underlying symbolic meaning of the butterflies (:

And thank you ^^
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:iconannanonyma:
Annanonyma Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Thank you for the explanation. :) And you're welcome.
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simplyfeel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Writer
Great picture. I genuinely expresses emotion. Wish I knew about "R U OK" day though.
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:iconlaurir:
Laurir Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you (:
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jamaicancrocodile Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Writer
the expression on his face shows genuine care and empathy to whomever he is speaking to. this is a good picture that has a touching feel to it. perfect to ask that question: are you okay?
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:iconlaurir:
Laurir Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you (: :hug:
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Schneekappchen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
If only this day came sooner... Maggie Moyler took her life late tuesday night... we will never forget...

I'm okay.
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:iconlaurir:
Laurir Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that, it's always terrible to hear of suicide, it makes you wonder what you could've done to help.

I'm glad you are okay, stay strong
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Schneekappchen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
How about u?
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:iconlaurir:
Laurir Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Fortunately, someone close to me who was suffering from depression was able to pull through. It was hard to watch them destroy their health and well being, but after therapy and some life changes, he got back on top of things again.
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Schneekappchen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
that's good :)
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nocoisreal Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011   General Artist
today i helped my friend know that i was her friend....the other kids bully her so i showed her that she was my friend...... :D
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:iconlaurir:
Laurir Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thats lovely (: It makes me happy to hear that, shes lucky to have a friend like you ^^
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nocoisreal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   General Artist
ya :) this is a great picture :)
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LeylovesChoc Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
He looks really like he'd take care of all the people who he sees.
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Nythshade16 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Artist
Wow 3D
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MandyB82 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Aw! This is sweet! :huggle:
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:iconlaurir:
Laurir Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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MandyB82 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
You're welcome ^^
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mjthinkpink Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how you draw! the emotion in this piece is so real and lovely. how you draw eyes is wonderful :la:
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:iconlaurir:
Laurir Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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Kazadelic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing picture :heart:
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:iconlaurir:
Laurir Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you (:
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