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High school student and suicide loss survivor learns to help those who suffer

By |April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Olivia Weber, suicide loss survivor, describes her experience at Samaritans' suicide prevention workshop and how the skills she learned can help others who are struggling

Volunteering at Samaritans feels like a gift to me

By |February 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

In our volunteer blog series, Helpline volunteers share their experiences of training, answering their first calls, and growing to love being on the other end of the line for someone in need.

Meet the Samaritans 2020 Marathon Team (Part 2)

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The Samaritans 2020 Boston Marathon team is off to a record-breaking start, with more than $151,000 raised toward our team goal of $180,000 and 67 days to go! The 14 dedicated runners on this team are loss survivors, volunteers, and folks who have benefited from our programs and services. Each month leading up to the big day, we’ll be highlighting members of our outstanding team. This month, Caroline, Casey, Doug, and Jacqui share their experiences preparing for the 2020 Boston Marathon.

Executive Director Reflections: What Connects Me to Samaritans’ Mission

By |February 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Executive Director, Kathy Marchi, will share her insights each month on our new blog series Executive Director Reflections. In February 2020, she reflects on what connects her to Samaritans' mission.

Guest Blog: Be Beautifully Simply You

By |January 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

In our guest blog series, we invite folks with lived experiences of suicidality to share the story of their pain and their healing. In this month's post, Ivy Watts, founder of Beautifully Simply You, shares how her feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness contributed to suicidal thoughts, and the steps of self love she took to regain her life.

Executive Director Reflections: What I’ve Learned in Month #1

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Executive Director, Kathy Marchi, will share her insights each month on our new blog series Executive Director Reflections. In January 2020, she reflects on what she has learned in month#1.

Helpline volunteer shares words of wisdom

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Helpline volunteers come to Samaritans from all backgrounds and experiences. Alissa Chen, former Helpline volunteer and Development & Communications intern at Samaritans, shares some of her initial concerns about volunteering at Samaritans and how she overcame those fears.

Welcome Emma Albright to Samaritans Board of Directors!

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Emma Albright has been involved with Samaritans for four years and is thrilled to be joining the Board of Directors. As a former Samaritans volunteer, mentor to new volunteers, and Homeleader, Emma had the privilege of coming to know those who use our services, and the many paths that may lead a person to pick up the phone, write a text, or visit a SafePlace meeting.

Inspiring teen volunteers remind us of the importance of Samaritans’ work

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Helpline volunteers come to Samaritans from all backgrounds and experiences. We recently celebrated our youngest volunteers at our Teen Volunteer Parent Night, where four of our young volunteers shared the impact that their experience at Samaritans has had on their lives.