PREVENTING DEATH BY SUICIDE FOLLOWING ACUTE TRAUMA OF RECENT EVENTS
MOSHE – Words that Make a Difference is the only non-profit in Israel dedicated to suicide mitigation. MOSHE’s effective community-based approach is recognized by leading experts in the field.
According to an unofficial count, since October 7 at least two soldiers, three survivors of the brutal Hamas massacre, and a bus driver who saved many people from the music festival rampage have died by suicide, and we receive daily calls for help and reports of attempted suicides.
Together we can make a difference, prevent suicide and save lives.
Suicide is a severe global phenomenon, notwithstanding the current crisis.
In Israel, an estimated 600 people die by suicide each year and 13,000 people in suicide-related distress, with 1,200 cases considered to be at an acute risk.
MOSHE is the first and only organization in Israel to create a concrete and effective buffer between a person at genuine suicide risk and his/her death.
Our innovative Roofing methodology and effective community-based interventions present a practical alternative to existing suicide response procedures – addressing the immediate risk until it subsides and providing people at risk and their communities with the knowledge and tools to cope with suicide risk situations. Established in 2017 (registered as a non-profit in 2019), to date MOSHE has held over 500 interventions.
Following the brutal terror attack of October 7 and ensuing war, countless people are suffering from acute mental health issues – and we are already witnessing the exacerbation of extreme crisis cases and heightened suicide risk.
MOSHE’s community interventions are highly effective in responding to suicide crisis cases and saving lives, and we are now adapting and expanding our activities in response to these events, to be implemented immediately.
MOSHE’s targeted emergency program is addressing the needs of those affected by the war, giving priority to IDF reserve soldiers, evacuees of the Gaza perimeter, and music festival survivors. Our tailored responses aim to address life-threatening mental crisis situations and prevent suicide for thousands of people.