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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

Event update - International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2015

24 November 2015

In conjunction with International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, SOS organised a gathering for local suicide survivors (family and friends who have lost loved ones through suicide) on 21 November 2015.

48 survivors attended the event, the highest number so far for a gathering of survivors in SOS.

Survivors mingled over lunch, after which they watched a video screening of Family Journeys: Healing and Hope after a Suicide. This video was produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to commemorate the date this year. A sharing session facilitated by trained SOS professionals followed and for the first time, a young person stepped forward to share her experiences. Many survivors stayed on after the event was over to continue to seek support from, and support, one another.

SOS sincerely thanks all attendees for making the event a successful and meaningful afternoon for all. 

To watch Family Journeys Hope and Healing After A Suicide, visit www.survivorday.org.

If you are seeking emotional support, wish to find out more about our services for suicide survivors, or would like to refer someone who you know is affected by the suicide death of a loved one, call the SOS 24 hour hotline at 1800-221 444 (manned by trained volunteers) or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Email befriending service).

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is a special day we set aside each year to remember those we've lost through suicide. Join us and a community of suicide survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of hope and healing.

This will be the second consecutive year SOS (Samaritans of Singapore) is organising this event. The event is open to suicide survivors only and registration is compulsory.

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.

Event Details
Date: 21 November 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 12pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Samaritans of Singapore

*Programme includes: video screening and a sharing session by suicide survivors. Lunch will be provided.

To register or find out more about International Survivors of Suicide Loss day 2015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the SOS 24-hour hotline at 1800-221 4444 (manned by trained volunteers).

Registration closes 13 November 2015.

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