Tamara Jensen with her mother, Jodi Harrold.
Tamara Jensen with her mother, Jodi Harrold.

READER'S POEM: Are you ok?

READER Tamara Jensen shared her poem, which highlights how the simple, three-worded question "are you okay?" can make a huge difference in someones life.

 

Are you ok ?

Mental health is a sickness you can't touch or see,

But if not treated can bring only tragedy.

It is like a secrete whispered in only hush tones,

No wonder people think they have to go through it alone.

Why are we so ashamed and keep under covers?

So many deaths could be prevented, our sisters and brothers.

It affects us all one way you cannot deny,

Look for the following signs in your friend because it's on you they rely
Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and feeling constantly down,
Body issues, compulsive lying, marks on skin, never a smile always a frown.
Simple signs that could make you ask are you ok?

You could save the life of someone struggling today.

Don't be afraid if you are feeling hopeless and blue,

Call a friend or life line they are here for you

Don't make it a once a year habit to speak out,

Talk with your friends, make it known, scream and shout.

If you are sstruggling Speak out and roar!

There is so much for your life has in store

-Tamara Jensen


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