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Record suicides of elderly people in aging Singapore

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), which focuses on preventing suicides, says fear of becoming a burden to family, social disconnection, physical impairment, and deteriorating mental health are the most common challenges faced by the elderly

Family 'disconnect' drives young Singaporeans to suicide

Jul 30, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Singapore s youth suicide rate show little sign of dropping in 2013 as a charity group blames a widening disconnect with family members in the prosperous hi tech city state

Office workers walking above the Raffles Place MRT train station in the Central Business District of Singapore, 14 July 2014. Photo by Wallace Woon / EPA

Suicides hit all-time high in Singapore in 2012

Jul 12, 2013 - 5:33 PM

Suicide cases hit an all time high in Singapore with more young people dealing with stress and relationship problems

STRESSED YOUTH. Suicide cases hit an all-time high in Singapore. Samaritans of Singapore is a non-profit organization which aims to prevent suicides by providing emotional support through private counseling and a 24-hour telephone hotline. File AFP photo/Roslan Rahman