The World Health Organisation estimates that almost 800,000 people die from suicide every year. That's 1 person every 40 seconds.
In Singapore, suicide continues to be the leading cause of death for youths, while more than three-quarters of those who experience mental disorders did not seek any professional help.
We recognise that conversations around a person's emotional wellbeing may be difficult to have. At Burpple, we want to start these conversations, to encourage empathy and awareness.
World Mental Health Day falls on the 10th of October, the same day as one of the best dates for a sale. Burpple committed $5 of every new Burpple Beyond Premium sign up at $59 (U.P $99) to the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) from 10 October to 12 October. And, this $5 was generously matched 1-for-1 by an anonymous donor.
We are grateful to have your support and are thrilled to share that we have raised a total of $5580 in proceeds to Samaritans of Singapore (SOS). Our hearts (and stomachs) are full.
Burpple is committed towards supporting SOS throughout the year.
We hope you will join us in starting meaningful conversations around mental health. Watch this space for updates!
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is a secular, non-profit suicide prevention centre, dedicated to providing confidential emotional support to individuals facing a crisis, thinking about or affected by suicide.