Our Campaign Storyends 31 Mar 2023, 11:59 PM
Did you know that for every suicide, there's on average six suicide survivors that's left behind.
Was speaking to WS recently about friends that we lost to suicide and how the children & family that's left behind continue to grapple with the aftermath, even years later.
And because suicide & the related discussion is such a taboo topic, there's very little attention or support for this cause.
For WS's birthday, we wanted to bring more awareness to this issue, and offer some help to the Samaritans Of Singapore (SOS) that helps prevent these painful & often preventable incidents.
Please donate generously. Thank you!
Note that all proceeds from this campaign will be pledged to the upcoming SOS #HerVoice campaign on 24Mar.
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.