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I Am a Suicide Survivor, Where Can I Get Support?

As a suicide survivor, it is devastating when you lose a loved one or a friend to suicide. The feelings of grief and sadness can be overwhelming. But there is help and support that you can reach out to. Here are some organisations and support groups made up of people with similar experiences.

Singapore

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Samaritans of Singapore

SOS offers counselling services for those who have experienced a loss due to suicide. It also has support groups for people who have undergone similar experiences.

Call: 1-767 (24 hours)

Email: [email protected]

Text Messaging: m.me/SamaritansofSingapore

Care Corner Counselling Centre (English/Mandarin)

Care Corner has counsellors who can help with grief and loss. Their sessions are conducted in person, over the phone or via zoom.

Call: 1800 3535 800 (10am to 10pm daily except public holidays)

Email: [email protected]

Child Bereavement Support (Singapore)

 

Non-religious and multi-cultural, CBSS was started by bereaved mothers as an informal support network of parents who have experienced the loss of their loved ones.

Email: [email protected] 

Club Heal

Club Heal offers services like support groups and counselling for mental wellness in both English and Malay languages.

Call: 6899 3463 (9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays)

Email: [email protected]

Malaysia

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Befrienders Kuala Lumpur

Befrienders (KL) deals with suicide prevention and other related issues with the aim of improving emotional well-being. They also started the Healing Connections Suicide Survivors Support Group, which aims to be a safe environment for suicide survivors to share their struggles, find support in others who have similar experiences and learn healthy ways of coping with the loss.

Call: 03-7956 8145 (24 hours)

E-mail: [email protected]

Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA)

MMHA is a non-profit organisation with professional counselling services and support groups for caregivers.

Call: 03-2780 6803 (9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays)

Email: [email protected]

Mental Illness and Support Association

Based in Selangor, MIASA is an independent NGO that supports those with mental health issues as well as their caregivers.

Call: 03-79321409/ 0163916755 / 013330767 / 0192362423 (10am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays)

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

Email: [email protected]

Lifeline Malaysia

Lifeline Malaysia offers counselling and support services in Mandarin.

Call: 016-7201495 / 011-31571495 (10am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm, 6pm to 10pm on Mondays to Fridays; 2pm to 5pm on Saturdays) / 016-6131495 (8pm – 10pm daily)

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, Wechat @lifeline7995.

India

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SPEAK: Every Voice Matters

SPEAK aims to create safe spaces for people to speak about suicide.

Tel: 9375493754 

Email: [email protected]

Social Media: Facebook (A private group for people who have experienced loss through suicide)

Aasra

Aasra offers professional and confidential care and support to those affected by suicide, including family members, as well as those with mental health issues.

Call: 9820466726 (24 hours)

Email: [email protected]

Sneha

Sneha is a volunteer-run organisation that is set up to help people in distress or with depression, or feeling  and suicidal.

Call:  44 2464 0050 (24 hours) / 44 2464 0060 (10am to 2pm daily) 

Email: [email protected]

Philippines

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Tawag Paglaum – Centro Bisaya (24 hours)

Tawag Paglaum provides round-the-clock telephone support for those experiencing suicide and emotional crisis.

Call: (0939) 937-5433 / (0927) 654-1629 (24 hours)

Philippine Mental Health Association 

PMHA provides support services for mental health through online as well as telephone.

Call (Viber): 0995-093-2679 / 0918-402-9832 (8am to  8pm Mondays to Fridays)

Social Media: Facebook,  

Email: [email protected]

National Centre for Mental Health (24 hours)

The NCMH Crisis Hotline is a free 24-hour helpline that for those with mental health challenges and suicide prevention.

Call: 1553 (nationwide landline toll-free), 0966-351-4518/0917-899-8727 (GLOBE/TM Subscribers), 0908-639-2672 (SMART/SUN/TNT Subscribers)

In Touch Community Services (24 hours)

This helpline caters to both English and Tagalog speakers with volunteers trained to help those going through grief, loss, suicide as well as other mental health challenges.

Call (landline): 8937603 (24 hours)

Call (mobile phone):  09178001123 / 09228938944 (24 hours)

Indonesia

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Love Inside Suicide Awareness Helpline Bali

Run by trained volunteers, LISA is Bali’s first, free helpline dedicated to suicide prevention.

Call: 8113855472 (Bahasa Indonesia, 24 hours)

8113815472 (English, 24 hours)

Into the Light

Being an advocate for suicide awareness in Indonesia, Into the Light does not offer any counselling services but their website offers useful information on suicide prevention and other resources in Bahasa Indonesia.

 

Sehat Jiwa

Developed by the Ministry of Health, Sehat Jiwa is an app and online platform that offers information on mental health and the nearest places that people can go to for help.

 

*Disclaimer: The above article is for informational purposes only. While Our Better World aims to provide information that is accurate and up-to-date, it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. For more information, please consult a mental healthcare professional.

Illustrator: Xiao Yan

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Ivan Tan

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