Our Campaign Storyends 29 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM
The past one year plus had been a difficult one for me as I went through a traumatic event in my life. I have emerged better now as I am very blessed to have some very supportive and loving friends who have been there for me. However, not everyone is as fortunate to have someone they trust to share their troubles with. Many people out there are going through crisis in their lives which sometimes could be too much for them to handle, and they do not know who they can talk to.
Through this campaign, I would like to raise awareness for the work that is done by the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS). The SOS provides confidential emotional support for those who are hit by a crisis, and who are experiencing a sense of hopelessness and despair in their lives.
For my birthday this December, I would like to raise funds for this cause which is close to my heart. For those who wish to gift anything to me, please consider donating to the SOS instead. It will be the best gift for me.
About The Charity
On average in Singapore, more than 400 lives were lost to suicide annually from 2014 to 2018: 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.
We set out to be an Available Lifeline to Anyone in Crisis as we aim to be the Premiere Organisation in Suicide Prevention in Singapore.
To find out more, visit www.sos.org.sg.