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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

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!

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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

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