Our Campaign Storyends 20 Oct 2020, 11:59 PM
According to Institute of Mental Health in Dec 2018, 1 in 7 people in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime. Major Depressive Disorder, Alcohol Abuse and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder were found to be the top three most common disorders.
Good mental health isn't just the absence of mental health problems. Mental health is about how we think, feel and act as we cope with our lives. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life. Today, there is still a tendency to view individual mental health as a 'good-to-have', rather than a 'must-have'.
Despite local efforts to reduce the social stigma and improve education of mental health in Singapore, seeking professional help at hospitals/clinics still require a high cost, that not every individual can necessarily afford.
A year of out-patient treatment (once/week) can cost up to S$5K (unsubsidised), while in-patient treatment (once/week) can cost up to S$33K (even with subsidy).
Please join me in supporting me for this cause close to heart.
SOS Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) programme is the only local outreach programme providing emotional support to people affected by the suicide death of someone close.
All donations will be channeled to SOS General Fund.
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.