VOLUNTEERS! WE WANT YOU!
SOS is organising an awareness campaign in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day and we need your help to make this the most meaningful event to date!
Being part of this year's campaign is simple. All you need to do is help hand out postcards on Thursday, 10 September 2015. These postcards will carry a special plaster containing a message to encourage people to start a conversation, ask about each other, and to be there for one another as part of suicide prevention.
Locations where postcards will be handed out:
- Jurong East MRT station (JE)
- Tampiness MRT station (TAM)
- Toa Payoh MRT station (TPY)
- City Hall MRT station (CH)
- Raffles City MRT station (RC)
- Tanjong Pagar MRT station (TPM)
- Tanjong Pagar Plaza (TPP)
- Harbourfront MRT station (HF)
- Marina Bay Financial Centre (MB)
There will be 3 timeslots available:
- 7am – 9am (AM)
- 12nn – 2pm (NN)
- 5pm – 7pm (PM)
Sign up by: 7th September 2015 (Monday) here!
MALE SUICIDE INCREASED WHILE FEMALE SUICIDE DECREASED
28 July 2015
A total of 415 people died by suicide in Singapore in 2014, of whom 70.4% were males. Suicide among males increased by 29% from 227 in 2004 to 292 in 2014, while female suicide decreased by 20% from 154 in 2004 to 123 in 2014. This means that for every 2 females who died by suicide, there were about five male suicides in 2014, up from 3 in 2004.
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