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SOS (Samaritans of Singapore) is the only suicide prevention centre in Singapore. It is a secular non-profit organisation which provides 24-hour confidential emotional support to people who have difficulty coping during a crisis, who are thinking of suicide or affected by suicide.

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

Service disruption Message

3 December 2016

Due to technical difficulties experienced with our broadband service provider, the SOS Email Befriending Service will temporarily be disrupted. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will notify all public once the service is back in operation.

INTERNATIONAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS DAY

7 November 2016

International Survivors of Suicide Loss (ISOS Loss) Day falls on 19 November 2016 this year. It is a special day set aside for survivors to find comfort as stories of healing and hope are being shared.

A survivor of suicide is anyone affected by the suicide death of a loved or close one, such as family members, friends, neighbours, co-workers and schoolmates. Survivors also include professional caregivers, and health and mental health providers whose client died by suicide.

This year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has produced a documentary entitled ‘Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss’, which explores how some survivors cope with a suicide loss over time.

Date      : 19 November 2016, Saturday

‘Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss’ traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss over time. Drawing on stories and insights from long-term loss survivors, the documentary shows us that through resilience and support, you can achieve hope and understanding in your lives while celebrating the lives of those you lost.

Watch 'Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss' here, which will be available after 19 November 2016. 

Many survivors find it helpful to talk about their grief. But sometimes, it can be hard to talk to family members and friends. After watching the video, survivors might like to:

  1. Join SOS’ Healing Bridge Support Group
  2. Speak to a counsellor
  3. Know more about SOS’ services

To do so, email or call the SOS 24-hour hotline at 1800-221-4444 (manned by trained volunteers). 

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