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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
IMH Press Release 24 August 2021
• 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
References: SOS Suicide Quick Facts
IMH Press Release 10 September 2021
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.
SOS Press Room July 2021