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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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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Finding Our Way During the Coronavirus Outbreak

During these remarkable times that few of us could have imagined, we are all being challenged to adapt and adjust, which is what we are focusing on at Samaritans these days. For the first time since we were established in 1982, we have been forced to put our suicide prevention hotline on “temporary hold,” something that never happened, even in

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NYU Podcast on the Work of Samaritans

As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing suicide awareness and prevention throughout NYC’s diverse communities, Samaritans participated in the You Matter! podcast series that was developed by the New York University Department of Public Safety to inform the NYU community about resources that are available to victims of violence, assault or other criminal behaviors.  In this podcast, Samaritans Director, Alan Ross, addresses key

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Helping Hands for the Holidays!

Helping Hands for the Holidays! While a lot of people are out partying, visiting family and friends and getting into the holiday spirit, we all know people who find the holidays quite depressing. With 1-in-5 New Yorkers experiencing a psychological disorder each year and suicide at an all-time high (touching people from every walk of life), being able to recognize

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

The extent of the impact of the public health problem of suicide proves that–no matter our age, race, culture, social or sexual identity, political or spiritual beliefs or economic standing—we have more things in common than set us apart. That is why Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center in NYC in collaboration with NAMI Metro, the Coalition for Behavioral Health and other

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