Our Policy In Preventing Suicide

Samaritans Director provides perspective on the seemingly endless acts of violence that have become almost daily occurrences in our country and how the lessons we have learned responding to people in crisis on suicide prevention hotlines provide insight into ways we can work together to reduce violence and self-destructive behavior. This Blog, originally published on the Huffington Post IMPACT page

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City Honors Samaritans Work Saving Lives

Samaritans was proud to be the recipient of a special City Council Proclamation in 2013 that honored the contributions of our volunteers and staff in “strengthening NYC’s safety net for our most fragile, vulnerable and under-served residents, especially in their times of emotional distress, personal tragedy, man-made and natural disasters, providing immediate support to those in need and saving many

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Elena, A Filmmaker Explores Her Sister’s Suicide

A special screening of the award-winning film, Elena, Brazilian writer/director Petra Costa’s cinematic search for meaning in her older sister’s suicide was held June 2, at the IFC Movie Center, to benefit Samaritans suicide prevention programs. Described by Tim Robbins as a “a beautiful piece of work, elegant, poetic, visually stunning and viscerally moving,” the film provides a poignant and, yet,

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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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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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Our Policy In Preventing Suicide
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Samaritans Director provides perspective on the seemingly endless acts of violence that have become almost daily occurrences in our country and how the lessons we have learned responding to people in crisis on suicide prevention hotlines provide insight into ways we can work together to reduce violence and self-destructive behavior. This Blog, originally published on the Huffington Post IMPACT page

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City Honors Samaritans Work Saving Lives
Proclamation

Samaritans was proud to be the recipient of a special City Council Proclamation in 2013 that honored the contributions of our volunteers and staff in “strengthening NYC’s safety net for our most fragile, vulnerable and under-served residents, especially in their times of emotional distress, personal tragedy, man-made and natural disasters, providing immediate support to those in need and saving many

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Elena, A Filmmaker Explores Her Sister’s Suicide
Elena

A special screening of the award-winning film, Elena, Brazilian writer/director Petra Costa’s cinematic search for meaning in her older sister’s suicide was held June 2, at the IFC Movie Center, to benefit Samaritans suicide prevention programs. Described by Tim Robbins as a “a beautiful piece of work, elegant, poetic, visually stunning and viscerally moving,” the film provides a poignant and, yet,

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With A Little Help From Our Friends Project
IMG_3560

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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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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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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