In a heartbreaking incident on Sunday afternoon, tragedy struck a community in Eunos as a one-year-old child and a 33-year-old woman were discovered dead at the base of a row of Housing Board apartments. This article delves into the details surrounding this unfortunate event, shedding light on the initial findings of the investigation.
Ghim Moh Suicide: The incident
The police received a call at around 12:40 p.m. about an incident at Block 35 Eunos Crescent. When they arrived, they found a mother and her child lying still and confirmed that they were no longer alive. A witness described hearing a loud sound, prompting him to leave his apartment, where he saw two individuals who had fallen from the building. The witness noted that the child was in a diaper. Other people at the scene observed two blue tents.
In their investigation, the police visited an apartment on the fourth floor, which they believed to be the residence of the deceased mother and child. The authorities are working to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic event. The authorities have found no evidence of foul play as of now.
Community Response and Support:
In the wake of such a distressing event, it is essential to highlight the available helplines for mental well-being and support. The Institute of Mental Health’s Mental Health Helpline (6389-2222) and the Samaritans of Singapore (1800-221-4444) provide 24-hour assistance. Additionally, the Singapore Association for Mental Health (1800-283-7019) and Silver Ribbon Singapore (6386-1928) offer support for those in need.
For youth mental health, the Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health can be reached at 6493-6500/1. Women facing challenges can contact the Women’s Helpline (Aware) at 1800-777-5555 on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. These helplines play a crucial role in providing immediate assistance and guidance during difficult times.
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Recognising the importance of counselling in times of crisis, various organisations offer support. TOUCHLINE (counselling) can be contacted at 1800-377-2252, while TOUCH Care Line (for seniors and carers) is available at 6804-6555. Other resources include the Care Corner Counselling Centre (6353-1180) and the Counselling and Care Centre (6536-6366).