Our Campaign Storyends 31 Oct 2020, 11:59 PM
I have never done something like this before. And I reckon it is about time I started.
It has been a crazy 2020 so far. And it's not over yet! There are many friends, acquaintances and colleagues who have been silently suffering this year. Mental health is just as important, if not more than physical health.
Those who know me know that there have been challenges in my life in the last few years. I have dealt with depression myself, and I am blessed to have a support network, family and friends who have cared so much for me.
I have also lost loved ones and colleagues to suicide in the last few years. And I wish that by starting this fundraising, I can help someone out there who is struggling.
So please donate! It is my birthday soon, and I can't think of anything more meaningful than to give back to a community. I will pledge to match the donation 1-1 for The Samaritans of Singapore (up to a grand total of $1000). If we surpass that modest goal, we may do more!
Thank you for being my friend, and may the rest of 2020 be kind to you and yours!
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.