LEarN About Suicide

Quick Facts

The Situation in Singapore

  • Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 10-29
  • There are 5 times more deaths from suicide than transport accidents in 2020
  • 452 lives were lost to suicide in 2020
  • Males account for more than 70% of all suicides in 2020
  • For every suicide, at least 6 suicide survivors are left behind

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The Risk Factors

  • Previous attempt or family history of suicide
  • Mental health conditions
  • Serious or chronic health conditions
  • Distressing life events
    (divorce, job loss, death of close ones, etc.)
  • Prolonged stress factors
    (bullying, abuse, unemployment, etc.)

The Warning Signs

  • “My family will be better off without me”
  • “My life is meaningless anyway”
  • “If you don't love me, I'll kill myself”
  • Giving away treasured possessions and saying goodbye
  • Researching suicide methods
  • Writing suicide notes (including emails/diaries/blogs)
  • Emotional outbursts
    (anger, sadness, irritability, recklessness)
  • Loss of interest
  • Humiliation or anxiety

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The Hope

Suicide is preventable.

More often than not, individuals don’t want to end their lives – they just want to get out of the overwhelming or painful situation they are in. But they can't do it alone.

Learn how you can play your part in suicide prevention today.

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