About Campaignends 18 Nov 2017, 11:59 PM
Sometimes, it becomes the only question that is asked.
"Why didn't he tell me?..."
"Why did he choose to go?..."
Yet the answers to these questions are elusive. More than just having experienced a loss, suicide survivors are very much at a loss themselves.
They experience denial, anger, regret, shame, guilt, intense emotional pain; sometimes all at once.
And that's only the start of what is sometimes a life-long journey of learning to cope with a bereavement that is complex, drastic, and above all, life-changing.
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.
Your donations help keep this programme going, and enables us to continue this crucial aspect of our work.
We don't try to come up with answers; instead, we are there for these bereaved loved ones on their journey in finding hope and healing.
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.