When living becomes unbearable
Ella Tan | On 31, Jan 2015
Robin Williams was just one of many driven to suicide. Suicide statistics include both the famous and ordinary, but there are usually suicidal signs that family and friends only recognize in hindsight. In Singapore, 422 people committed suicide in 2013, 10% less than 2012. Don’t dismiss your family members’ or friends’ odd behavior or frequent thoughts of death. Refer them to the SOS, the Samaritans of Singapore, a non-profit and non-religious organisation provides 24 hours confidential support for people unable to cope with life.