Category: Samaritans Blog
PRESENTS CURE HOLIDAY BLUES

Many people feel depressed, isolated and alone over the holidays and, frequently, those of us who care about them don’t know what to do. Mental health experts agree that one of the keys to responding to people who are depressed or in crisis is to increase their protective factors–connectedness to supportive and caring family and friends and their school, cultural

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THE OTHER SIDE OF SUICIDE

Suicide prevention is not about death and dying, people standing on the edge of a cliff and looking down. No, it is about life and living and exploring options, helping people get through those difficult times that come to almost everyone. For as we have learned over the past 30 years answering over 1 million calls from people in crisis

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LISTENING IS THE KEY TO LIFE

Most of us think of ourselves as good listeners, as people who are responsive and sensitive to what our family members, friends, students and clients are saying though, often, that is not the case. Too frequently, without even realizing it, we do not hear what they are actually saying or we are just waiting for them to finish so we

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