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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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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