BE A FRIEND Walkathon 2015

Join friends, family members and colleagues as you walk, run or stroll along beautiful Hudson River Park in support of Samaritans 24-hour Suicide Prevention Center at our 2nd Annual BE A FRIEND 5K Walkathon, Saturday, September 19. Last year’s walk was an enjoyable, light-hearted gathering of like-minded souls who came together as a caring community to promote the value of

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Samaritans Crisis Communications Podcast

Responding to frequent inquiries, especially from those who are for and/or treat at-risk youth, about the keys to effective communications and “active listening,” in this podcast Samaritans Executive Director Alan Ross explores many of the key issues, challenges and behaviors that must be addressed  before we even begin to connect with and respond to an individual who is in distress,

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Asian/Immigrant Mental Wellness

Recognizing that the Asian Immigrant Community has one of the highest suicide rates in the country and that it is directly related to cultural stigmatization and, resultingly, a high incidence of  untreated mental health problems, Samaritans collaborated with Hamilton Madison House in the development and presentation of a workshop entitled, “Our Unspoken Problem,” on June 10, 2015 at the Queens

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Emotional Rescue

In the aftermath of Robin Williams’s death, suicide is in the news on an almost daily basis. But, it won’t last for very long, and that’s a shame. Because suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in this country, is a barometer that tells us what is going on in the world around us and how well we deal with

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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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BE A FRIEND Walkathon 2015
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Join friends, family members and colleagues as you walk, run or stroll along beautiful Hudson River Park in support of Samaritans 24-hour Suicide Prevention Center at our 2nd Annual BE A FRIEND 5K Walkathon, Saturday, September 19. Last year’s walk was an enjoyable, light-hearted gathering of like-minded souls who came together as a caring community to promote the value of

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Samaritans Crisis Communications Podcast
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Responding to frequent inquiries, especially from those who are for and/or treat at-risk youth, about the keys to effective communications and “active listening,” in this podcast Samaritans Executive Director Alan Ross explores many of the key issues, challenges and behaviors that must be addressed  before we even begin to connect with and respond to an individual who is in distress,

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Asian/Immigrant Mental Wellness
AsianCommunityPanel

Recognizing that the Asian Immigrant Community has one of the highest suicide rates in the country and that it is directly related to cultural stigmatization and, resultingly, a high incidence of  untreated mental health problems, Samaritans collaborated with Hamilton Madison House in the development and presentation of a workshop entitled, “Our Unspoken Problem,” on June 10, 2015 at the Queens

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Emotional Rescue
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In the aftermath of Robin Williams’s death, suicide is in the news on an almost daily basis. But, it won’t last for very long, and that’s a shame. Because suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in this country, is a barometer that tells us what is going on in the world around us and how well we deal with

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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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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, Ydanis Rodriguez 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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