Please Stay Movement : Support for Youth at Risk

"Hold on to hope. No one should be lost to suicide. Your life is precious. Reach out for help.”

This is the mission statement of Please Stay Movement, a support movement formed by 14 bereaved mothers who are banding together to raise awareness on mental health issues and to combat suicide among the young. 

"My daughter didn't just lose a sibling, she lost her best friend' said Doreen Khoo who lost her 11-year-old son to depression. Watch how the other Mothers share their stories of their lost child.



They had experienced the loss of a child through suicide. Statistics from Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) had shown that in 2018, there were 397 reported cases of suicide in Singapore. This was an increase of 10% from the year before. Among them were 94 youths. Suicide is also the leading cause of death for those aged 10 to 29. Mental wellness is usually the cause of suicide.

The formation of the group is to help create awareness of mental health issues. Should you or you know anyone who harbours suicidal thoughts, please do not hesitate to call the following helplines.

Chat Hub at *Scape 6493-6500 or e-mail chat@mentalhealth.sg

Limitless: http://www.limitless.sg/talk

Touch Line: 1800 377 2252 (Daily 10am to 10pm)

Youth Line: 6336 3434 (Mon –Fri 8.30am to 6.00pm)

AssistLine: 66550000 (Office Hours) 88230000 (Call/whatsapp during & after Office Hrs)
callme@brahmcentre.com assistme@brahmcentre.com

Tinkle Friend (7-12yrs): 1800 2744 4788 Mon-Fri Office Hours https://www.tinklefriend.sg/

Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandarin): 1800-353-5800

Metoyou Cyber Counselling 6445 0100 https://www.metoyou.org.sg/

eCounselling Centre (eC2)(Fei Yue Project 180) https://www.fycs.org/contact-us/

Shan You Counselling Centre http://www.shanyou.org.sg/

The Therapy Room https://www.thetherapyroom.com.sg/

SAF Hotline (SAF Personnel): 1800 278 0022 (24/7)

Singapore Association for Mental Health: 1800-283-7019

IMH Mental Health Helpline: 6389-2222

SOS: 1800 221 4444 (24/7)

For more information on PleaseStay Movement, please head here.
To join their group discussion platform, it is available here.

With major exams results due for release in month's time, it is time to take a step back and assess what is important in life. Whatever the outcome, a life is more precious than a grade.

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