Our Campaign Storyends 31 Dec 2022, 11:59 PM
It is very sad when people, in the depths of despair, can no longer find reason or hope to live on and think of ending their lives. Very often, they don't really want to die... they only want to put an end to their overwhelming pain and suffering.
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) being the sole suicide prevention centre in Singapore, provides 24 x 7 emotional support to people with suicidal thoughts. This lifeline could mean a difference between life and death.
Your generous donation will enable SOS to continue providing crucial support, 24 x 7, to vulnerable people facing a crisis.
Your gift could save a life.
Would you come on board?
Thanks a million.
About The Charity
Founded in 1969, Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is the leading suicide prevention agency in Singapore. Secular and not for profit, we provide 24-hour confidential emotional support to individuals facing a crisis, thinking about or affected by suicide. Through our programmes and services focused on suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, we hope to provide timely support to those in distress.
From 2016 to 2021, an average of 402 lives were lost to suicide in Singapore annually. This equates to more than one suicide death per day. With discussions surrounding mental health and suicide prevention more prevalent than ever, now is the time for us to make a change together.
WHAT YOUR DONATIONS CAN DO
With a 17.4% increase in the number of hotline calls answered and a 120% increase in the number of CareText messages replied, your donations will be important in helping SOS to match the rising demand for support amongst at-risk individuals across Singapore.
A donation of $1,000 can help SOS train our volunteers to take up 190 hotline calls, 290 CareText chats, or further support our CareMail platform or counselling sessions. Beyond enhancing our programmes and services, your donations will also allow us to continue providing our resources free of charge to those who need it most.
All funds donated will be dedicated towards SOS' enhancement and expansion of services and infrastructure. SOS also reserves all rights to pledge funds toward our Signature events.