Save Society Today Foundation aka, Double ST Foundation stands as a bridge between those that need help and those that can help. It was founded by Oluwatosin Olabode, who amongst many titles is also the Chairman, an Author of two books and also a Bible Teacher.
Motto: A Confluence of Idealism and Reality
Area of Interest: The Youths, Public and Private Sectors
To be a bridge through which every individual and organization in the society has access to the human and natural resources they need to thrive.
To raise a generation of young people that will rule, subdue, and dominate the world with a positive perspective.
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To educate and ensure that organizations and individuals pursue, with diligence, their vision and mission statements, by affiliating them with the necessary consulting firms, both short term and long term, to ensure consistent productivity.
To help young people discover and utilize the positive energies within them towards living and leading a transformative life.
A SYNOPSIS OF OUR ACTIVITIES
The problem with the society today isn’t a lack of resources, but in the abuse or “absence of use” of those resources. At the foundation, we believe that if these resources are put into good use; the world we have today would be a better place. So we have created various platforms to help achieve our goals and objectives, some of which are:(continued below).
1. The Gospel Poetry Movement
2. The Identity Project
3. On the Plateau Campaign
4. Project JS3 & SS2
5. Breakfast with Double ST
6. The Emotional Man,
7. Double ST World Days, etc..
We raise questions, find people with answers, monitor the implementation of the answers found and follow up on the people and platforms on whose demand, the questions were asked. We are a connecting link between those that need help and those that can help.
A classic example of what we do is the Suicide Prevention campaign we are currently embarking on.
THE UNIVERSAL CHALLENGE (Our Story).
Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds. Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide, approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million people, per year, who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour(continued below).
Suicidal behaviour includes suicide, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide (Culled from IASP manual for suicide prevention 2018). According to recent World Health Organization (WHO) reports, Nigeria is number 33 of 183 countries highly prone to suicide episodes. And this is on the increase.
Suicide is the result of a convergence of genetic, psychological, social and cultural and other risk factors, sometimes combined with experiences of trauma and loss. Suicide is the process whereby someone takes his or her own life.
In a country like Nigeria, one of the major challenges we face is a mind that has been trained over time to adapt to abnormalities for the period of time that it is trending and then move to the next big news. Anytime there is a visible suicide case in Nigeria, people tweet and post about it, feel pity for the victims and then continue with life as though nothing really happened. This has to stop. There are individuals and organizations doing their best to control the situation and World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an opportunity to showcase these people- to start a conversation and offer practical solutions that will yield lasting results. The fact that people with non fatal attempts at suicide are taken to police stations instead of mental health facilities is worrisome and the fact that in 2018, there is still a stigma around mental health cases, which is troubling. Something has to be done about it. This we intend to begin on World Suicide Prevention Day.