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Samaritans 7th Annual Walk to Prevent Suicide
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Join Samaritans for our 7th Annual Walk to Prevent Suicide on Sunday, September 29th, 2019! The walk, along the lovely Hudson River Park in Lower Manhattan, will focus positive attention on a public health problem that is too often sensationalized and considered taboo. This is the mission of Samaritans, the only community-based organization in the NYC area devoted solely to

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Join Samaritans “Be A Friend” Running Team & Help Save Lives!
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Samaritans has a limited number of guaranteed entries as a charity partner with the New York Road Runners for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. When you sign-up to run the TCS New York Marathon on Sunday, November 3, 2019 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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10th Annual Giving Party: Samaritans Soirée
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The Samaritans of New York thanks everyone for their support for 10th Annual Soirée. Donations and/or payment for auction items can be processed by entering the amounts HERE. Join Samaritans Board President Wes Puryear, Executive Director JP Morgan Chase, our staff and friends, on Tuesday, April 9, 6 pm at 230 Fifth Empire Penthouse, as we celebrate a decade since the board of directors of Samaritans Suicide Prevention

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2018
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Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center in collaboration with the Coalition for Behavioral Health held a rally on the steps of City Hall on World Suicide Prevention Day, Monday, September 10th to deliver the message that “Suicide Prevention Is Everybody’s Business!” “Working together to prevent suicide,” has been the call to action of Samaritans for the past 20 years, and has been adopted by

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Samaritans 6th Annual 5k BE A FRIEND Walkathon
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Samaritans wants to thank all of our supporters for helping to make our 6th Annual BE A FRIEND Walkathon the best one yet! Samaritans says suicide prevention is everybody’s business and the walkathon echoed that message as around 100 people joined in to raise awareness for suicide prevention in NYC. It was wonderful to see such a big gathering of diverse individuals coming together as a

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School of Visual Arts 2018 HOPE Art Competition Promotes Suicide Prevention
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Building on the ongoing relationship between Samaritans and NYC’s School of Visual Arts (SVA), this year’s Student Health and Counseling Services’ 2018 HOPE Art Competition provided young artists with a platform to demonstrate their creativity while helping to fight stigma and promote public health. With the goal of producing an effective Public Service Advertisement to be used on social networking platforms,”the artists involved, in

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Samaritans Midtown Mardi Gras Benefit, April 11
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Today, more than ever, New Yorkers rely on the life-affirming work of Samaritans and our caring volunteers. Join Samaritans Board President Wes Puryear, Executive Director JP Morgan Chase, our staff and friends, on Wednesday, April 11, 6 pm, as we celebrate life and the importance of lending a helping hand to those in need. Our annual Midtown Mardi Gras benefit at Inside Park at St. Bart’s is the

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Helping or Hurting? The Media’s Impact in Reporting Mental Health, NYU School of Journalism
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The saying that, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you” is not really true!  Especially when it comes to how violent, self-destructive and suicidal behavior are reported or how people with mental illness are depicted in the news and creative media. It goes beyond the recent news that have led some to embrace the

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Meeting the Needs of NYC’s Children & Families Mental Health & Emotional Support
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This professional development training for over 200 NYC school and community-based health providers presented in association with the NYU Child Study Center on January 29 focused on the challenges caregivers face responding to young people’s mental health, especially with regard to increases in self-harming and suicidal behavior. Hosted by Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center in the Bronx, this all-day

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United Airlines NYC Half Marathon 2018
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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 2018 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. When you sign-up to run the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on Sunday, March 18, 2018 as a member of Samaritans “Be A Friend”

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