About Campaignends 10 Oct 2021, 11:59 PM
Recognising the hesitation of calling the hotline for some individuals in distress or contemplating suicide and their preference for another option through text messaging, the introduction of SOS' newest text-based service - SOS Care Text has been brought forward.
Referring to the increase in the number of calls into the SOS 24-hour Hotline and emails during the Circuit Breaker period, SOS realised that during these trying times, it is crucial that SOS is able to readily provide an alternative form of emotional support while catering to the changing communication preferences of the community.
Your donation will help us ensure the sustainability of this new service.
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.