Category: Recent Updates
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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No Time to Say Goodbye, An Evening with Carla Fine
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Combining her own deeply personal experience of the loss of her husband with the stories and perspectives of others who have also survived suicide loss, Carla Fine presented an engaging evening of readings and conversations with other survivors of suicide loss.  Carla’s No Time to Say Goodbye is a compassionate exploration of a painful subject that still remains taboo to

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Samaritans Receives ‘Cause Award’ for Mental Health
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Samaritans received New York Nonprofit Media’s first-ever Cause Award for Mental Health at a special ceremony held at the Capital Grille on November 2, where NYC Public Advocate Leticia James was the key note speaker.  The awards honored individuals, agencies, and philanthropists who made a major impact on the most pressing human services issues of New York’s nonprofit sector. Other

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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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