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A crisis can hit anyone at any time. The sense of hopelessness and despair at the height of a crisis can cause people to contemplate suicide as a way to escape their emotional pain.

However, people can and do recover from this difficult period, especially when there is strong support from the people around them. Some people may also need professional support to help them through a crisis.

If YOU are in some form of crisis or feeling suicidal, then contact someone and let them know about it.

If someone you know is going through a hard time, do know that you are already helping just by being there for the person! Find out more about helping someone in crisis.

News Flash

World Suicide Prevention Day 2014

Every 10 September marks World Suicide Prevention Day to promote worldwide commitment and action towards the prevention of suicides. In Singapore, SOS organizes a series of events and activities in September every year.


Docu-drama
SOS has worked with Temasek Polytechnic on a project for their Diploma in Communications and Media Management students. The students produced 90-second long audio docu-drama to raise awareness that suicide is preventable. 

Docu-drama by Amoz Yee  playbutton
Docu-drama by Calvin Oh Guo Xiang  playbutton
Docu-drama by Hajar Taib  playbutton

Training
This year, SOS is launching a brand new training programme, the Critical Skills in Suicide Work (CSSW). CSSW is an advanced workshop for clinical practitioners who have some suicide intervention skills and knowledge and would like to continue to improve their knowledge, competence and confidence in working with suicidal clients. The 1-day workshop comprises of short lectures, case studies, group discussions, and exercises. With a deliberately small class size, learning is optimised with conducive dynamics and ample opportunities for optimal trainer and participants' interaction. Participants are welcomed to bring in their own case studies for group discussion and consultation.

SOS will also conduct a Gatekeepers intervention Skills Workshop (GISW), Suicide Intervention Skills Workshop (SISW) and Suicide Postvention Skills Workshop (SPSW). All of the training programmes are conducted by trained SOS practitioners with local hands-on experience of working with suicidal clients and clients affected by suicide.

 

At SOS, we believe that suicide prevention is everybody's business. In conjunction with world suicide prevention day, make a commitment to the suicide prevention. Find out how you can contribute to the prevention of suicides here

 

Care & Share

SOS is thankful to be qualified for the Government’s Care & Share Movement, a fund-raising initiative for selected VWO. From now until 31 December 2014, the government will give us $1 for every $1 donated to SOS. Read more

 

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