For some, the night is a haunting place, where they are left alone with their thoughts as the world around them goes to bed. Making them feel more alone than ever.
Over the past year, we’ve seen an increase in youths aged 10 to 29 writing in to SOS for help.
In 2018, we created a virtual space where hope and help is available.
And with the help of the nation, we turned a single hashtag into a platform of hope.
One that stayed open, day and night.
This year, back with a fresh new look, #HopeThroughTheNight continues to serve as a community for those in need. Where they can seek comfort and motivation through the words and craft of others.
How you can contribute:
From 8th September onwards, dedicate a post on your Instagram with a message of encouragement and #HopeThroughTheNight.
Creating your post:
These posts can be in the form of an illustration, a poem, an inspiring quote or even a song.
All it takes is a simple message to help someone to get through their tough time.
Post it at 12am to 3am from 8th to 14th September.
Things to note:
Do exercise sensitivity when creating your posts.
Avoid making light of the issue.
Avoid passing judgement like “Suicide is just an easy way out for cowards.”
Avoid provocative visuals or messages.