In 2016, transport accidents in Singapore claimed 164 lives. In the same year, 429 lives were lost to suicide – the highest figure since 2012. Over the last five years, there have been 2.4 times as many suicides as transport accident deaths.
While looking out for road traffic signs can help avert instances of transport accidents, suicide warning signs can likewise be useful in preventing suicide.
A difference is that suicide warning signs may not always be as apparent.
Beyond wondering if someone may be showing signs of suicide, it can be helpful to first ask ourselves this simple question: