On average, there are about 407 deaths by suicide in Singapore between 2013 and 2017 annually. That translates to more than 1 death by suicide every day.
While the topic of suicide remain sombre to many in the community, SOS continues to emphasize the positive aspects of help-seeking, resiliency, and importance of the community coming together to play a part in suicide prevention.
The Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is a secular, non-profit suicide prevention centre. Since its establishment in 1969, SOS has developed into a professionally run and managed organisation. It adopts a holistic approach to suicide-related topics, focusing on prevention, intervention and postvention, an intervention conducted after a suicide for loved ones and friends. With the mission to be an available lifeline to anyone in crisis, SOS offers emotional support to people in crisis, thinking of suicide, or affected by suicide. All information shared with SOS is treated as confidential and people can choose to remain anonymous.
To keep pace with the evolving needs of the community, SOS has to broaden our current range of services and continue providing relevant services to more vulnerable individuals in Singapore who may be facing a crisis. The core focus of the work at SOS in providing emotional support in crisis intervention and suicide prevention requires the collaborative effort of the community. In order to continue serving the ever increasing demands and needs of the community, SOS requires your support.
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