Benny Prawira Siauw

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Benny Prawira Siauw
Personal details
Born (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 35)[1]
Alma materBunda Mulia University
Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia

Benny Prawira Siauw (born in Jakarta, 1 February 1989[1]) is a suicidologist,[2][3] founder and head coordinator of Into The Light Indonesia community, which focuses on suicide prevention in Indonesia.[4]

Background and education[edit]

Benny receives his Bachelor of Psychology from Bunda Mulia University[5] and Master of Social Health Psychology from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia.[3]

Between 2013 and 2015, Benny is one of the member of Youth Advisory Board from National Center for The Prevention of Youth Suicide, a research institution founded by American Association of Suicidology with the focus for suicide prevention among youths.[1][6]

Into The Light Indonesia[edit]

Benny founded Into The Light Indonesia in 2012[5] after he found a number of suicide news from Indonesian online media[1] and after he revealed some of his friends were having suicidal thoughts.[5]

In 2013, Benny and some of his friends formed an ad-hoc committee to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day 2013 titled "Into The Light".[4] The ad-hoc were later changed into a community afterwards, and since then was the first Indonesian youth-based suicide prevention community.[7] Along with his vision, the community were based and utilizes scientific and human rights-based approach.[8]

Benny Prawira were featured in several prominent Indonesian media, including in,[5][9] Kick Andy Metro TV,[10] Liputan 6,[11] and[12]


  1. ^ a b c d Alam, Rizki Noor. "Saatnya Mendengar dan Membantu". Media Indonesia (in Indonesian). No. Minggu, 13 Agustus 2017. Jakarta. p. 5. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ Adam, Aulia (23 January 2019). "Benny Prawira Siauw: "Satu dari Tiga Mahasiswa Jakarta Punya Suicidal Thought"" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b Prasetya, Adhi Indra (20 January 2019). "Suicidolog: 34,5% Mahasiswa Jakarta Berpikir Bunuh Diri" (in Indonesian). detikNews. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b Fikrie, Muammar (31 July 2017). "Pendiri Into The Light, Benny Prawira: Hentikan stigma dan glorifikasi bunuh diri". (in Indonesian). Beritagar. Archived from the original on 9 February 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "Benny Prawira Cegah Kasus Bunuh Diri" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Pencapaian Kami - Profil Into The Light Indonesia". (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Benny Prawira - Australia-Indonesia Centre". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  8. ^ Kamaliah, Aisyah (21 July 2017). "Kiprah Benny Prawira di Tengah Banyaknya Kasus Bunuh Diri". (in Indonesian). detikHealth. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  9. ^ "OPINI90" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on February 12, 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Bunuh Diri, No Way!!". (in Indonesian). Metro TV. 17 November 2017. Archived from the original on November 19, 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Sosok Minggu Ini: Cegah Bunuh Diri di Komunitas Into The Light". (in Indonesian). Liputan 6. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Benny Prawira 7 Millennial Heroes -". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 18 September 2019..