Master Class Series 2: Lessons Learned

REGISTER TODAY! Due to the overwhelming response from health providers to last year’s program, Samaritans Master Class series returns with a focus on the lessons we have learned in our 70 years of operating suicide prevention centers around the world & our experience providing support to tens of millions of people in distress in 42 countries. Especially as each of

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Demystifying the Data: Trends in Mental Health, Suicide & the Impact of COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic we have been flooded with data and statistics about COVID-19, suicide & mental health. Whether it’s the news, on social media or even from our colleagues and friends, at times it can feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! By examining the context and narrative underlying the figures we can make sense of the information in

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Samaritans Soiree!

Please join Samaritans and our Board President, Wes Puryear, at this year’s Soiree benefit celebrating 40 years of lifesaving work at 230 Penthouse at 230 Fifth, on Thursday, May 5, 6-9 pm. This year is especially notable as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.  In that time Samaritans has become a lifeline for New Yorkers. Whether it’s the 1.3 million calls answered by

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Helping Hands for the Holidays: End of Year Giving

You can help prevent suicide and save lives! Make a donation! This last year-and-a-half has certainly been challenging, as we all try our best to adjust to this new normal, a reality that persists. The CDC reports tremendous increases in anxiety, depression and, of course, isolation, which is a leading risk factor for suicide. At the heart of Samaritans philosophy

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Suicide Prevention Month: Time to Answer the Call

Everybody has had a hard year, some more than others. And for those of us who are able, it’s time to step up and help any way we can.  Our Samarithon and A Call Can Save A Life  campaigns provide opportunities to make a difference.  Whether it’s raising needed funds so our 24-hour hotline can meet the increased demand created by the pandemic, reaching out to

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Samaritans Soiree!

Please join Samaritans and our Board President, Wes Puryear, at this year’s Soiree benefit celebrating 40 years of lifesaving work at 230 Penthouse at 230 Fifth, on Thursday, May 5, 6-9 pm. This year is especially notable as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.  In that time Samaritans has become a lifeline for New Yorkers. Whether it’s the 1.3 million calls answered by

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Master Class Series 2: Lessons Learned

REGISTER TODAY! Due to the overwhelming response from health providers to last year’s program, Samaritans Master Class series returns with a focus on the lessons we have learned in our 70 years of operating suicide prevention centers around the world & our experience providing support to tens of millions of people in distress in 42 countries. Especially as each of

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Demystifying the Data: Trends in Mental Health, Suicide & the Impact of COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic we have been flooded with data and statistics about COVID-19, suicide & mental health. Whether it’s the news, on social media or even from our colleagues and friends, at times it can feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! By examining the context and narrative underlying the figures we can make sense of the information in

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Helping Hands for the Holidays: End of Year Giving

You can help prevent suicide and save lives! Make a donation! This last year-and-a-half has certainly been challenging, as we all try our best to adjust to this new normal, a reality that persists. The CDC reports tremendous increases in anxiety, depression and, of course, isolation, which is a leading risk factor for suicide. At the heart of Samaritans philosophy

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Suicide Prevention Month: Time to Answer the Call

Everybody has had a hard year, some more than others. And for those of us who are able, it’s time to step up and help any way we can.  Our Samarithon and A Call Can Save A Life  campaigns provide opportunities to make a difference.  Whether it’s raising needed funds so our 24-hour hotline can meet the increased demand created by the pandemic, reaching out to

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New Mental Health Wellness Support Line

The new Mental Health Wellness Line provides a unique way for people to get the support they need during the pandemic. For those in distress and those who care for them, a call to (212) 673-3661 allows individuals who are having trouble coping to schedule their own personal support call in advance. “The wellness line is unique among crisis services,”

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NY Times Features Samaritans Work during COVID-19

As part of their series on those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, The New York Times featured a day in the life of a member of Samaritans staff, in this case our Director of Public Education, who was also a former volunteer.  Though Samaritans staff and volunteers normally work quietly behind the scenes, we felt there

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New Suicide Survivor Support During COVID-19

Samaritans is happy to announce that we have re-designed our Safe Place Support Group Meetings for people who have lost a loved one to suicide and have launched a video conference version that is now available to survivors of suicide loss. Samaritans deeply regretted having to suspend our bimonthly Safe Place ‘Suicide Survivor’ Support Group Meetings; we know many people

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Being A Better Listener Helps In Times Of Distress

“Acceptance brings relief from pain,” is a belief at the heart of Samaritans non-judgmental empathetic approach utilized on our 24-hour hotline to helping people who are in distress, depressed and overwhelmed, especially those who are in crisis and potentially suicidal. “You can’t be listening, if you are doing all the talking,” the key behavior that those working in crisis communications

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Free Guide Provides Info On How To Get Help In NYC

Want to help a friend or family member but don’t know how?  Wondering if someone’s behavior is “normal” or something to be concerned about?  Wishing you could provide a friend or family member with resource that will help them through their difficult time?  Samaritans free NYC Resource Guide is a compendium of information, resources, research and referrals that can provide

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