Our Campaign Storyends 21 Jun 2019, 11:59 PM
All of us at Icon Consulting Group believe that nothing in life is as precious as life itself. The fact that anyone struggling or going through anything in life that can lead them to considering suicide breaks our hearts.
What is even more distressing is that these people who need and deserve our care, attention and love from the rest of us don't even reach out for fear of feeling ashamed or feel there is a stigma attached to having these thoughts.
This is something we believe needs to stop and people need to understand it is okay to reach out for help without any judgements. People suffering with these issues if reached out to and helped early enough can go on to live a normal and happy life like anyone else afterwards also.
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is dedicated to providing confidential emotional support to individuals facing a crisis, thinking about suicide or affected by suicide. Non-religious and not for profit, their work focuses on crisis intervention and suicide prevention, they offer a 24/7 phone line for support. They do an amazing job and often go under the radar.
Icon will be working closely with SOS in both donating a set percentage of our profits and also helping raise further funds. If our efforts to help raise awareness in this area can even affect or save one life we will be immensely proud.
We encourage anyone who wishes to support these amazing people to donate what they can also.
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.