Satnam Singh, Suicide Prevention Advocate

Satnam Singh recommended the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention for her office’s annual fundraising month in 2022 and 2023. Through her fundraising leadership, CASP received over $16,000.00 in 2023 and $25,000 in 2024!

CASP is honoured to have been the charity recommended by Satnam. We share her story and her activism in helping with suicide prevention.  

Satnam with her son, Mundip

Tragically, Satnam’s son Mundip, died by suicide on October 11, 2021. On Thanksgiving Day, she thought about all the children and adults that are struggling with their mental health.  

“This is truly a silent killer, most deadly. No one wants to talk about it. I was lucky to have City Line do a story on my son’s life and tragic sudden death. They aired it all week on my son’s first year anniversary. You can watch it on YouTube under Satnam’s story. Not only have I raised funds for CASP. I have been feeding the homeless three times a year.”  

In honour of Mundip’s birthday on July 19th, Satnam will provide pizza, pop and chips. On Mundip’s second-year anniversary of his death, October 2023, Satnam will raise funds again for CASP and feed the homeless.  During the winter, she will prepare bags of food and hand them out to those in need.   

Suicide risk can increase when someone’s basic needs are not met. Satnam’s empathy towards the homeless can make an impact.    

“I will forever go out there and reach as many people as possible and try to make a difference.” 

Satnam is motivated to stay involved with CASP so she can make a difference in this world by being a voice and continuing to keep her son’s memory alive. She is spreading the message in the Asian community that it is okay to speak up and get help if you need it.  

She expressed how hard it is after losing a loved one to suicide and how people tend to want those grieving, to move on or ‘get over it’.

We asked Satnam what she liked about CASP.  

“Well, I know that the million emails back and forth with Janine have been great.  I am starting to get to know the important work your organization does. I would like to get more involved with the organization.” 

Satnam recognizes that fundraising for CASP helps cover many different important aspects of the charity and she offers the following advice to others.

“You never know what another person is going through. With a blink of an eye, in a split second, anything can change. We all know someone who at one point in our life needs support. The more we talk about mental health the more people we can try to save and help.  My son will never be forgotten because I choose to keep speaking up about mental health and suicide.” 

Thank you Satnam, for your passion for suicide prevention and joining us in our vision for a Canada without suicide. Together, we bring hope.  

If you are grieving from a suicide loss, you deserve support. There might be a support group in your area, refer to our Support Service Directory to search for one. Join us every November for our annual online event for those impacted by suicide loss.