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Asian/Immigrant Mental Wellness
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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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FREE RESOURCE GUIDE HELPS SAVE LIVES

Everybody needs a helping hand at some point in their lives, but finding that help can be difficult. Responding to the needs of parents, teachers, social workers, caregivers and other health providers as well as those living or working with at-risk individuals (including youth, the elderly, veterans, transgender, those who are mentally ill, victims of violence, bullying, etc.), Samaritans has

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NATIONAL SURVIVORS DAY

National Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, November 22, reminds us of the very personal toll that suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in this country, takes on those who have been touched by this significant public health problem. With over 38,000 people losing their lives to suicide last year alone, it is estimated that a quarter of a million of our

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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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OUR POLICY IN PREVENTING SUICIDE

Almost every day we are confronted by what seem to be senseless acts of violence, people hurting themselves or someone else, a person very close to them, a group of strangers; it doesn’t seem to matter. And it scares us. That these events appear to be so random, taking place at some community school or college campus, an army base

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City Honors Samaritans Work Saving Lives
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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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SURVIVING SUICIDE LOSS

With the recent news of the untimely death of singer Simone Battle, so close to that of Robin Williams, there has been a lot of focus on the lives of those who died as well as the loved ones left behind, the survivors of suicide, a term that could be applied to almost 5 million Americans. What isn’t frequently discussed,

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PRESENTS CURE HOLIDAY BLUES

Many people feel depressed, isolated and alone over the holidays and, frequently, those of us who care about them don’t know what to do. Mental health experts agree that one of the keys to responding to people who are depressed or in crisis is to increase their protective factors–connectedness to supportive and caring family and friends and their school, cultural

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