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A crisis can hit anyone at any time. The sense of hopelessness and despair at the height of a crisis can cause people to contemplate suicide as a way to escape their emotional pain.

However, people can and do recover from this difficult period, especially when there is strong support from the people around them. Some people may also need professional support to help them through a crisis.

If YOU are in some form of crisis or feeling suicidal, then contact someone and let them know about it.

If someone you know is going through a hard time, do know that you are already helping just by being there for the person! Find out more about helping someone in crisis.

News Flash

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.

Read more at 

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/seven-out-of-10-people-who-commited-suicide-last-year-were-men-samaritans-of

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/number-suicides-down-male-suicide-rise-sos

Care & Share $1-For-$1 Matching Donation Extended till March 2016

On 25 January 2015, the government pledged additional funds to match dollar-for-dollar all donations made to selected VWOs under the Care and Share movement. The fund-raising initiative, which was due to end on December 2014, has been extended till March 2016.

SOS is grateful to be part of this initiative. The government will give us $1 for every $1 donated to us from now till 31 March 2016. However, this important boost to our funding can only work with the generosity of the community.

Let your donation grow with the $1 for $1 top up from the Government...

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