Our Campaign Storyends 14 Feb 2020, 11:59 PM
Greetings! We are Alhasan, Enrico, Mcrid, Napath, Soyena, and Xavier and we plan on hiking to Everest Base Camp with the hopes of raising funds for mental health & suicide prevention. This cause is often overlooked, and often times individuals and communities are unable to recognise and understand the depth of the mental health issues that affect our loved ones, our families and our colleagues. In recent years, communities around the world have started to recognise the value of opening up and not turning a blind eye to mental health, and more specifically suicide prevention.... join us to #EndTheSilence and #BoostAwareness of mental health recognition and suicide prevention.
We are Masters students at NUS Business School and will spend 2 weeks this holiday hiking to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) with a goal to raise at least 15,000 SGD (11,000 USD) to contribute directly to SoS, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention NGO based in Singapore.
According to SOS:
- Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 10-29
- There are 2.8 times more deaths from suicide than transport accidents in 2018
- Almost 400 lives were lost to suicide in 2018 (Singapore)
Join the cause to #EndTheSilence and shed light on hope for a better life, together. #KeepMoving
About The Charity
On average in Singapore, more than 400 lives were lost to suicide annually from 2014 to 2018: 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.
We set out to be an Available Lifeline to Anyone in Crisis as we aim to be the Premiere Organisation in Suicide Prevention in Singapore.
To find out more, visit www.sos.org.sg.