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April 12 Benefit Celebrates Life

Samaritans believes suicide prevention is about helping people during their difficult times. Our Midtown Mardi Gras Benefit at St. Bart’s, Tues., April 12, is a chance for people to come together to celebrate life. It will be a fun-filled evening with good food, beverages, live music, glamorous stilt walkers, magicians and a spectacular silent auction. Tickets are $75-100.  Click here to buy tickets or

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Samaritans Focus of World Suicide Prevention Day
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On World Suicide Prevention Day 2015, Medical Daily posted an in-depth article that explored the approach utilized by Samaritans crisis response centers around the world when responding to individuals who are in distress, depressed, experiencing trauma, self-harming and suicidal behaviors. The piece described the befriending philosophy that has been embraced by over 400 centers in 42 countries around the world

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Heightening Awareness in Our Communities
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In 2015, Samaritans presented suicide prevention, public education and awareness, crisis communications, cultural wellness, community resource and hotline trainings and workshops to 1,375 individuals, including 846 NYC Department of Education staff who work in 598 schools, 283 health professionals from 96 community-based and government agencies and 168 students, with the goal of reducing the stigma tied to this public health

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NYS Hope and Life Award
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Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center received the 2015 Hope and Life Award “for extraordinary leadership in suicide prevention” from the Suicide Prevention Center of New York at a special ceremony on September 16, 2015. Believing that “suicide is everybody’s business,” SPCNY honored and celebrated those who have made a difference and advanced the suicide prevention infinitives of the New York State

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BE A Friend Walkathon 2015
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Samaritans 2nd Annual BE A FRIEND 5K Walkathon on September 19 was a huge success with over 400 current and former volunteers, supporters, suicide survivors and their friends, family members and colleagues raising over $35,000. Taking place on the beautiful Hudson River Park in Lower Manhattan on a lovely Saturday morning, people walked, ran or strolled in the sparkling sunshine

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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
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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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