SAMARITAN’S FAMILY DAY!

Last weekend’s family day was a day of firsts for Samaritans. It was our first family event, our first event targeting NJ families and our first event at a sporting match! We had 100% attendance, 13 families came out on a Saturday night to watch baseball, spend time together and support suicide prevention.Wes Puryear, Samaritans Board President, remarked on the kid’s excitement when

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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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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 2021 TCS New York City Marathon. When you sign-up to run the TCS New York Marathon on Sunday, November 7, 2021 as a member of Samaritans “Be A Friend” Team, you are taking an important step to help people in crisis and help save lives.

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Samaritans Public Education: Master Class Series

Samaritans, which created the world’s first suicide hotline in 1952, has provided emotional support services to tens of millions of people through its 400 crisis response centers in 42 countries. Drawing on its 70 years of experience, Samaritans Master Class Series offers healthcare providers an opportunity to explore in-depth many of the core issues at the heart of helping people

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Accentuate the Positive Finding our way to a brighter day as we celebrate INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS Friday, March 19, 1-2 pm, on Zoom It has been a long, hard road navigating the countless challenges brought on by the pandemic.  Even those of us who considered ourselves resilient or believed that we had strong coping mechanisms often found ourselves plagued

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SAMARITAN’S FAMILY DAY!

Last weekend’s family day was a day of firsts for Samaritans. It was our first family event, our first event targeting NJ families and our first event at a sporting match! We had 100% attendance, 13 families came out on a Saturday night to watch baseball, spend time together and support suicide prevention.Wes Puryear, Samaritans Board President, remarked on the kid’s excitement when

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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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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 2021 TCS New York City Marathon. When you sign-up to run the TCS New York Marathon on Sunday, November 7, 2021 as a member of Samaritans “Be A Friend” Team, you are taking an important step to help people in crisis and help save lives.

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Samaritans Public Education: Master Class Series

Samaritans, which created the world’s first suicide hotline in 1952, has provided emotional support services to tens of millions of people through its 400 crisis response centers in 42 countries. Drawing on its 70 years of experience, Samaritans Master Class Series offers healthcare providers an opportunity to explore in-depth many of the core issues at the heart of helping people

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Accentuate the Positive Finding our way to a brighter day as we celebrate INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS Friday, March 19, 1-2 pm, on Zoom It has been a long, hard road navigating the countless challenges brought on by the pandemic.  Even those of us who considered ourselves resilient or believed that we had strong coping mechanisms often found ourselves plagued

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Join Samari-thon—A Call Can Save a Life

Everybody is facing challenges these days, personally and professionally.  With the pandemic bringing most fundraising activities to a halt, Samaritans got creative and is hosting our first-ever Samari-thon, a design-your-own fundraiser with a life-affirming focus that will allow those devoted to preventing suicide to help fund our 24-hour hotline, public education and suicide survivor programs. The Samari-thon is based on

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Watch Suicide Prevention Day Virtual Town Hall

World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, was celebrated by people around the world who recognize that Mental Health Matters.  You can view the Virtual Town Hall hosted by Samaritans that featured people on the front lines of NYC’s Caring Community, including Diana Ayala, Chair of the NYC Council Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities & Addictions; Cheryl Hall, (former) Citywide Coordinator

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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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