SOS Providing Hope To People Suffering From Mental Illness

5 Aug

Suicide or Survive (SOS) is a charitable organization that works to fight against the social stigma, often associated with mental illness. It equips the people suffering from various mental health issues with the necessary tools and techniques to come of the illness and take care of their mental health.

The initiatives of SOS are supported by fundraisers and donor like Denis Obrien. The organization provides a number of educational and therapeutic programs and workshops for persons suffering from mental illnesses and their supporters. The initiatives of the organization were highly successful in reducing the suicide rate in Ireland.

Some of the popular programs conducted by SOS are

Eden program

The Eden program is asix month program. The program aims to support people, who have attempted suicide or suffer from suicidal tendencies. The Eden program equips these people with the necessary coping techniques to deal with suicidal thoughts. The highly confidential programis conducted in a safe environment where groups of ten to twelve people work together to develop mental wellness. The program is supported by donors like Denis Obrien.


WRAP is a highly subsidized wellness program offered by SOS. The highly successful program is supported by fundraising and donations. Denis Obrien is one of the top donor for the WRAP program. This program enables individuals to design their own solutions and techniques for mental wellness. The workshop is conducted for two and half days, where the participants are trained to design wellness plans that can be followed on a daily basis.

Supporters program

This programis aimed at the supporters. The supporters are trained with the apt skills that help them to care for and support people suffering with mental health issues. The program teaches the supporters about the various supports available and tips to access them. The program also empowers the supporters with the necessary life skills to take care of the mental wellbeing of themselves as well as others.

Wellness workshop

This is a free workshop conducted by SOS. The workshop is funded by donors like Denis Obrien, national office of suicide prevention and other fundraisers. The one day workshop are conducted in an informal environment and provides the participants with skills to take care of their mental wellness.