LOSS - Helping Loved Ones Cope After a Suicide Death
About Campaignends 30 Nov 2016, 12 AM
Why?... is the question most commonly asked.
Sometimes, it becomes the only question that is asked.
"Why didn't he tell me?..."
"Why did he choose to go?..."
Yet the answers to these questions are elusive. More than just having experienced a loss, suicide survivors are very much at a loss themselves.
They experience denial, anger, regret, shame, guilt, intense emotional pain; sometimes all at once.
And that's only the start of what is sometimes a life-long journey of learning to cope woth a bereavement that is complex, drastic, and above all, life-changing.
In the last three years, the SOS LOSS programme has attended to approximately 800 suicide survivors, and initiated over 3900 calls and emails as follow up or to provide emotional support. YOur donations help keep this programme going, and enables us to continue this crucial aspect of our work.
We don't try to come up with answers; instead, we are there for these bereaved loved ones on their journey in finding hope and healing.
In Singapore, 409 lives were lost to suicide in 2015: that's about 1-2 suicides everyday. For every suicide death, 10-15 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. SOS Mission: To be the Premiere Organisation in Suicide Prevention SOS Vision: To be an Available Lifeline to Anyone in Crisis To find out more, visit www.sos.org.sg.
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