Don't be afraid to ask for help, says mother who contemplated suicide

Suicide and crisis hotlines said they saw a spike in the number of calls last year.
Suicide and crisis hotlines said they saw a spike in the number of calls last year.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - All Jenny (not her real name), a working mother of two, had heard from 10pm to 5am one night was the wailing of her children - a toddler and an infant.

Each time Jenny, who is in her 30s, coaxed one child to sleep, the other would cry again. While she was at her wits' end, her husband, a healthcare worker, was at work completing an overnight shift.

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