Mental health is important. Please support EMCC by telling others about our services and programmes. And if you’re in a position to do so, please make a donation. Donations support our work in helping individuals, couples and families, through our integrative counselling and mediation services.
We work with individuals on mental health, addiction and personal development issues. We also help couples to strengthen their marriages to create a healthy environment for our young people. See IMPACT.
EMCC is a registered charity and IPC so your donation will qualify for a 250% tax deduction (2.5 times your donation). In addition, every dollar you donate to EMCC from now till 31 March 2022 will go towards our GIVE HOPE campaign and will be matched by the Singapore government, under the Enhanced Fundraising programme. So please consider making a special contribution this year to make twice the impact.
You may choose to make a donation at our Giving.Sg GIVE HOPE page (credit card, NETSpay, PayNow, GrabPay) or click here for other options.
Eagles Mediation & Counselling Centre Ltd (EMCC) is a registered charity, and an approved Institution of Public Character (IPC).
In a recent study by the Institute of Mental Health (Singapore), 13% of the general population in Singapore experienced depression or anxiety symptoms in the period from April 2020 to June 2021 during the outbreak of COVID-19. The top 3 sources of stress were:
• risk of family members or friends getting infected by COVID-19
• financial loss, such as losing work opportunities or having to take unpaid leave
• Suicide is the leading cause of death amongst those aged 10 – 29 in Singapore
• 1 in 13 adults in Singapore had thought about suicide at some point in their lives
• Males account for more than 70% of all suicides in 2020
Number of suicides went up in 2020 across all age groups
According to suicide prevention charity SOS, Singapore reported 452 suicides in 2020, the highest number reported since 2012. Across all age groups, there was a marked increase from 2019:
• For youths aged 10 to 29 years old, suicide deaths increased by 7%.
• For middle-aged adults aged 30 to 59 years old, suicide deaths increased by 7%.
• For elderly adults aged 60 and above, suicide deaths reached a high at 154 deaths, a 26% increase from 2019.