One Singaporean commits suicide everyday

Below is a statement on the website of Samaritans of Singapore (

“Suicide has stolen lives around the world and across the centuries. In Singapore, suicide is the main cause of death apart from diseases. National statistics show that on average, 1 person takes his/her own life in Singapore every day. Out of every 100,000 people in Singapore, 11 will kill themselves each year. The most common means of suicide are jumping from high-rise building followed by poisoning and over-dosing.

All national statistics for suicide in this website are extracted from “Report on Registration of Births and Deaths”, compiled by the Registry of Births and Deaths, Singapore.”

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