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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