Gain Real World Experience While You Earn Credits Towards Your Degree!

The hands-on, real world experience of the hotline is well suited for those planning to enroll in social work, applied psychology, mental health and other social science courses as well as programs offering internship, independent study and field work experiences.  Those interested in utilizing their Samaritans experience toward this end must enter a volunteer training class in the semester PRIOR

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Join Samaritans “Be A Friend” Running Team & Help Save Lives! *We have filled all of our guaranteed slots for 2022*

Samaritans has a limited number of guaranteed entries as a charity partner with the New York Road Runners for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon. When you sign-up to run the TCS New York Marathon on Sunday, November 6, 2022 as a member of Samaritans “Be A Friend” Team, you are taking an important step to help people in crisis and

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When You Don’t Know What To Say: Responding To People In Distress In Times of Crisis

Trying to help someone, when you don’t know what to say is something that can make every caregiver, health provider, friend, family member and colleague feel helpless and overwhelmed. You want to help, but what do you say to someone when there doesn’t seem to be any answer or you are not even sure of the question.  Especially when you’re

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NYC Guide to Suicide Prevention Resources & Services 2022

Samaritans’ NYC Guide to Suicide Prevention, Services and Resources, a compendium of easily accessible, up-to-date, free resources, referrals and other information. The Guide is the result of Samaritans 40 years of providing support to New Yorkers who are in distress, depressed, in crisis and suicidal and offers something for every situation and level of risk.  What’s in the Guide? Current

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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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Gain Real World Experience While You Earn Credits Towards Your Degree!

The hands-on, real world experience of the hotline is well suited for those planning to enroll in social work, applied psychology, mental health and other social science courses as well as programs offering internship, independent study and field work experiences.  Those interested in utilizing their Samaritans experience toward this end must enter a volunteer training class in the semester PRIOR

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Join Samaritans “Be A Friend” Running Team & Help Save Lives! *We have filled all of our guaranteed slots for 2022*

Samaritans has a limited number of guaranteed entries as a charity partner with the New York Road Runners for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon. When you sign-up to run the TCS New York Marathon on Sunday, November 6, 2022 as a member of Samaritans “Be A Friend” Team, you are taking an important step to help people in crisis and

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When You Don’t Know What To Say: Responding To People In Distress In Times of Crisis

Trying to help someone, when you don’t know what to say is something that can make every caregiver, health provider, friend, family member and colleague feel helpless and overwhelmed. You want to help, but what do you say to someone when there doesn’t seem to be any answer or you are not even sure of the question.  Especially when you’re

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NYC Guide to Suicide Prevention Resources & Services 2022

Samaritans’ NYC Guide to Suicide Prevention, Services and Resources, a compendium of easily accessible, up-to-date, free resources, referrals and other information. The Guide is the result of Samaritans 40 years of providing support to New Yorkers who are in distress, depressed, in crisis and suicidal and offers something for every situation and level of risk.  What’s in the Guide? Current

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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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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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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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