Strengthening The Safety Net Roundtable

Samaritans convened a roundtable of over 40 of NYC’s top public health experts to identify the gaps in services faced by those at highest risk for suicide and what can be done to address them on May 24, 2012. This rare collaborative event, paralleling the work of SAMHSA to improve efforts to prevent suicide in the US, brought together experts

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9/11 Memorial “Color & Hope” Fundraiser

Samaritans and the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum were the recipients of the JAM for Life (The Johnny and Mikey Katsimatides Foundation for Life) 10th Annual Fundraiser “Color & Hope” on June 11, 2012 at the W Hotel and Memorial site. Steve Buscemi was the Celebrity Host and every guest received an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Memorial by

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School-Based Mental Health Services Hearing

Samaritans provided testimony at the NYC Council hearing on school-based mental health on May 1 utilizing our 25 years of experience providing crisis response trainings and consults to NYC public schools. The hearing was a joint effort by the Council’s Committees on Mental Health and Education that were exploring possible initiatives to improve the quality and level of mental health

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Messages Of Hope Art Exhibition

A dazzling array of colors, shapes and forms cover the gallery walls as you enter in mediums that included oils, watercolors, charcoal, silk-screens, photography and many others depicting over 100 creative images of hope and healing and helping each other. “Messages of Hope,” February 15-17, 2012, Westside Project Space, was an art exhibit promoting the resilience of the human spirit, sponsored

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With A Little Help From Our Friends Project

With A Little Help From Our Friends, A Community Public Health Initiative, was designed and implemented by Samaritans in collaboration with New York City Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Ydadis Rodriquez and Jumaane Williams. The suicide prevention public health initiative’s focus was to assist in the reduction of violent, self-destructive and suicidal behavior in the select NYC neighborhoods. It consisted of

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Strengthening The Safety Net Roundtable
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Samaritans convened a roundtable of over 40 of NYC’s top public health experts to identify the gaps in services faced by those at highest risk for suicide and what can be done to address them on May 24, 2012. This rare collaborative event, paralleling the work of SAMHSA to improve efforts to prevent suicide in the US, brought together experts

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9/11 Memorial “Color & Hope” Fundraiser
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Samaritans and the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum were the recipients of the JAM for Life (The Johnny and Mikey Katsimatides Foundation for Life) 10th Annual Fundraiser “Color & Hope” on June 11, 2012 at the W Hotel and Memorial site. Steve Buscemi was the Celebrity Host and every guest received an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Memorial by

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School-Based Mental Health Services Hearing
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Samaritans provided testimony at the NYC Council hearing on school-based mental health on May 1 utilizing our 25 years of experience providing crisis response trainings and consults to NYC public schools. The hearing was a joint effort by the Council’s Committees on Mental Health and Education that were exploring possible initiatives to improve the quality and level of mental health

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Messages Of Hope Art Exhibition
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A dazzling array of colors, shapes and forms cover the gallery walls as you enter in mediums that included oils, watercolors, charcoal, silk-screens, photography and many others depicting over 100 creative images of hope and healing and helping each other. “Messages of Hope,” February 15-17, 2012, Westside Project Space, was an art exhibit promoting the resilience of the human spirit, sponsored

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With A Little Help From Our Friends Project
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With A Little Help From Our Friends, A Community Public Health Initiative, was designed and implemented by Samaritans in collaboration with New York City Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Ydadis Rodriquez and Jumaane Williams. The suicide prevention public health initiative’s focus was to assist in the reduction of violent, self-destructive and suicidal behavior in the select NYC neighborhoods. It consisted of

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The Big Easy Benefit at St. Bart’s on the Park
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The landmark St. Bart’s on the Park was the site of a Mardi Gras celebration for Samaritans Big Easy benefit hosted by Board Vice President, Wes Puryear, an Executive Director at JP Morgan in support of our suicide prevention programs. With significant participation by JP Morgan staff as well as many of Samaritans long-standing friends and colleagues, close to 250

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Increasing Providers’ Ability To Respond To Youth
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Samaritans partnered with the NYC Department of Education, which serves 1,600 schools and 1.2 million students, to provide a series of professional development workshops that trained over 600 of their frontline mental health staff who work directly with at-risk students in NYC public schools in all five boroughs. The “Increasing Our Comfort and Ability to Respond to Crisis Situations in

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