School of Visual Arts 2018 HOPE Art Competition Promotes Suicide Prevention

Building on the ongoing relationship between Samaritans and NYC’s School of Visual Arts (SVA), this year’s Student Health and Counseling Services’ 2018 HOPE Art Competition provided young artists with a platform to demonstrate their creativity while helping to fight stigma and promote public health. With the goal of producing an effective Public Service Advertisement to be used on social networking platforms,”the artists involved, in

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Samaritans Midtown Mardi Gras Benefit, April 11

Today, more than ever, New Yorkers rely on the life-affirming work of Samaritans and our caring volunteers. Join Samaritans Board President Wes Puryear, Executive Director JP Morgan Chase, our staff and friends, on Wednesday, April 11, 6 pm, as we celebrate life and the importance of lending a helping hand to those in need. Our annual Midtown Mardi Gras benefit at Inside Park at St. Bart’s is the

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Helping or Hurting? The Media’s Impact in Reporting Mental Health, NYU School of Journalism

The saying that, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you” is not really true!  Especially when it comes to how violent, self-destructive and suicidal behavior are reported or how people with mental illness are depicted in the news and creative media. It goes beyond the recent news that have led some to embrace the

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Meeting the Needs of NYC’s Children & Families Mental Health & Emotional Support

This professional development training for over 200 NYC school and community-based health providers presented in association with the NYU Child Study Center on January 29 focused on the challenges caregivers face responding to young people’s mental health, especially with regard to increases in self-harming and suicidal behavior. Hosted by Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center in the Bronx, this all-day

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United Airlines NYC Half Marathon 2018

  Join Samaritans “Be A Friend” Running Team & Help Save Lives! Samaritans has a limited number of guaranteed entries as a charity partner with the New York Road Runners for the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. When you sign-up to run the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on Sunday, March 18, 2018 as a member of Samaritans “Be A Friend”

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School of Visual Arts 2018 HOPE Art Competition Promotes Suicide Prevention
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Building on the ongoing relationship between Samaritans and NYC’s School of Visual Arts (SVA), this year’s Student Health and Counseling Services’ 2018 HOPE Art Competition provided young artists with a platform to demonstrate their creativity while helping to fight stigma and promote public health. With the goal of producing an effective Public Service Advertisement to be used on social networking platforms,”the artists involved, in

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Samaritans Midtown Mardi Gras Benefit, April 11
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Today, more than ever, New Yorkers rely on the life-affirming work of Samaritans and our caring volunteers. Join Samaritans Board President Wes Puryear, Executive Director JP Morgan Chase, our staff and friends, on Wednesday, April 11, 6 pm, as we celebrate life and the importance of lending a helping hand to those in need. Our annual Midtown Mardi Gras benefit at Inside Park at St. Bart’s is the

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Helping or Hurting? The Media’s Impact in Reporting Mental Health, NYU School of Journalism
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The saying that, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you” is not really true!  Especially when it comes to how violent, self-destructive and suicidal behavior are reported or how people with mental illness are depicted in the news and creative media. It goes beyond the recent news that have led some to embrace the

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Meeting the Needs of NYC’s Children & Families Mental Health & Emotional Support
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This professional development training for over 200 NYC school and community-based health providers presented in association with the NYU Child Study Center on January 29 focused on the challenges caregivers face responding to young people’s mental health, especially with regard to increases in self-harming and suicidal behavior. Hosted by Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center in the Bronx, this all-day

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United Airlines NYC Half Marathon 2018
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  Join Samaritans “Be A Friend” Running Team & Help Save Lives! Samaritans has a limited number of guaranteed entries as a charity partner with the New York Road Runners for the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. When you sign-up to run the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on Sunday, March 18, 2018 as a member of Samaritans “Be A Friend”

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5th Annual ‘BE A FRIEND’ Walkathon
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Join us Sunday, September 24 for our 5th Annual ‘BE A FRIEND’ 5K Walkathon to support Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center’s work to help New Yorkers who are in distress and suicidal, and save lives. Our Annual 5K Walkathon is a wonderful opportunity for you to get the people in your lives involved in a cause you believe in!  The Walkathon has proven to be an

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Beyond the Taboos: Children and Suicide
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Brian Mishara, Director, the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia, Université du Québec à Montréal addressed the concerns of close to 300 NYC health providers: How to talk to children about suicide, making the point that the understanding of suicide that young children develop and their ways of coping with hardships, can have great influence on later

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Addressing Stigma in Multi-Cultural Communities
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Key policy analysts, program administrators, researchers and other health professionals gathered to address the impact stigma has in preventing individuals from NYC’s multi-cultural communities from receiving the care they need. Sponsored by members of the NYC Council and NYS Senate, this community forum brought together those who work on the front lines with NYC’s Asian, Latina, LGBTQ, immigrant and homeless

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Responding to People in Crisis Podcast
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With suicide increasing over the past 10 years, more and more people feel the need to know how to respond effectively to someone who is involved in self-harming or suicidal behavior.  This podcast, presented by Samaritans Executive Director, Alan Ross, who has over 30 years in suicide prevention, shares a basic understanding of the components of effective crisis responses for

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