Our Campaign Story

ends 20 Sep 2020, 11:59 PM

Suicide prevention is an issue that's extremely close to my heart. This was probably one of the major reasons that spurred me to start the Singapore Mental Health Film Festival - an effort to share raw stories of courage, compassion and love and to dispel stigma of mental health issues. Perhaps you can't join me on this walk, but it would mean a lot to join me in supporting suicide prevention in Singapore through SMHFF's amazing partners - the Samaritans of Singapore. From the bottom of my heart - Thank you!

About Campaign

In 2019, there were 400 deaths by suicide in Singapore. The World Health Organization reports close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year.

The SOS inaugural #HOWRU virtual walkathon aims to bring the community together to show solidarity to people who are struggling and express our determination to leave no one behind. While we may not promise there will not be bumps and hurdles in your journey, we promise that you don't have to face them alone.

At a time when all of us are separated by distance, you can join us in this commitment to encourage and support those around us by spreading the message - I'm on this journey with you.

NOTE: To receive your Care Pack, please do remember to include your mailing address by checking the option "Share my mailing address with the charity" as you fill up your personal particulars.

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.

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