Beyond the Taboos: Children and Suicide
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Brian Mishara, Director, the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia, Université du Québec à Montréal addressed the concerns of close to 300 NYC health providers: How to talk to children about suicide, making the point that the understanding of suicide that young children develop and their ways of coping with hardships, can have great influence on later

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Addressing Stigma in Multi-Cultural Communities
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Key policy analysts, program administrators, researchers and other health professionals gathered to address the impact stigma has in preventing individuals from NYC’s multi-cultural communities from receiving the care they need. Sponsored by members of the NYC Council and NYS Senate, this community forum brought together those who work on the front lines with NYC’s Asian, Latina, LGBTQ, immigrant and homeless

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Responding to People in Crisis Podcast
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With suicide increasing over the past 10 years, more and more people feel the need to know how to respond effectively to someone who is involved in self-harming or suicidal behavior.  This podcast, presented by Samaritans Executive Director, Alan Ross, who has over 30 years in suicide prevention, shares a basic understanding of the components of effective crisis responses for

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No Time to Say Goodbye, An Evening with Carla Fine
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Combining her own deeply personal experience of the loss of her husband with the stories and perspectives of others who have also survived suicide loss, Carla Fine presented an engaging evening of readings and conversations with other survivors of suicide loss.  Carla’s No Time to Say Goodbye is a compassionate exploration of a painful subject that still remains taboo to

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Samaritans Receives ‘Cause Award’ for Mental Health
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Samaritans received New York Nonprofit Media’s first-ever Cause Award for Mental Health at a special ceremony held at the Capital Grille on November 2, where NYC Public Advocate Leticia James was the key note speaker.  The awards honored individuals, agencies, and philanthropists who made a major impact on the most pressing human services issues of New York’s nonprofit sector. Other

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Samaritans Focus of World Suicide Prevention Day
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On World Suicide Prevention Day 2015, Medical Daily posted an in-depth article that explored the approach utilized by Samaritans crisis response centers around the world when responding to individuals who are in distress, depressed, experiencing trauma, self-harming and suicidal behaviors. The piece described the befriending philosophy that has been embraced by over 400 centers in 42 countries around the world

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