Our Campaign Storyends 04 May 2021, 11:59 PM
As someone who is currently battling with depression, I understand how difficult it can be to just get through each day and to open up about unhealthy thoughts and emotions, even to close ones. While I am fortunate to have a loving community around me, I know that this is not the case for everyone. As such, I believe that SOS is an extremely important resource that provides a listening ear to those who need one.
During the course of my struggle i have contacted SOS once and talking to someone (even though it was a complete stranger) allowed me to better collect my thoughts and to breathe a little easier. And I really do hope that they will be able to continue their good work - as it really does save lives (it saved mine).
About The Charity
On average in Singapore, more than 400 lives were lost to suicide annually from 2014 to 2019: that's about 1-2 suicides every day.
According to the WHO, for every suicide death, more than 20 others would have attempted it.
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is the only suicide prevention centre in Singapore. We are a secular non-profit organisation which provides 24-hour confidential emotional support to people thinking about suicide, affected by suicide, or who have difficulty coping during a crisis. We take a holistic approach to suicide work with an emphasis on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
To find out more, visit www.sos.org.sg.