About five people in Singapore attempt suicide each day and at least one completes it.
Citing figures from the Singapore Police Force, the New Paper on Sunday reported that the number of attempted suicides had increased from 1,009 in 2011 to 1,090 in 2012.
Jumping from height is the most common method, accounting for 70% cent of suicides.
The reasons for suicide include stress from studies, financial difficulties, relationship problems and mental or chronic health issues.
According to a study that was published last year in the medical journal, The Lancet, suicide is a leading cause of death in Singapore among 15- to 49-year-olds.
It’s tragic that so many people living in Singapore would consider suicide as a means to solve their life problems, when alternative solutions are available, like through counselling.
In addition, some churches in Singapore hold special services to help those who face overwhelming health and life difficulties. One such church is Lighthouse Evangelism, which conducts Miracle Services every Saturday.