Executive Director, Kathy Marchi, will share her insights each month on our new blog series Executive Director Reflections. In June 2020, she reflects on the current state of the country.
Our dear Grief Support Services volunteer facilitator, Alex Magyar (pictured center, above), lost his older brother (Adam, pictured left) to suicide on December 8, 2017 and his younger brother (Josh, pictured right) to suicide on October 24, 2019. Here, he shares the story of how his grief has moved him to become a facilitator with our Grief Support Services where he is able to help other suicide loss survivors.
While no individual action or plan alone is adequate in dismantling racism, we all have a part to play. We urge you, along with us, to be brave in discovering the ways our individual and collective actions have allowed systemic and social injustices to exist for too long. We ask you to also commit to tangible anti-racist actions every day and invite you to hold us accountable.
Samienta Pierre-Vil joined Samaritans as an Overnight Helpline Coordinator in February 2020.
The comorbidity of diabetes and depression is a toxic combination. Coexisting depression in people with diabetes is associated with higher rates of diabetic complications, higher hba1cs, lower adherence to insulin therapy such as skipping doses, a lower quality of life, higher healthcare costs, and a higher risk of death. Additionally, diabetes can trigger depression, and depression can make diabetes management worse, creating a vicious cycle.
Executive Director, Kathy Marchi, will share her insights each month on our new blog series Executive Director Reflections. In May 2020, she reflects on how to take care of our mental health during the coronavirus pandemic during National Mental Health Awareness Month.
Courtney Campbell shares about her mental health struggles and how using Samaritans' 24/7 Helpline has helped
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.
Joseph Feaster, suicide loss survivor and Samaritans Council member, shares about his experience losing his son, Joseph III, to suicide and how being involved with Samaritans has helped in his grief.
Executive Director, Kathy Marchi, will share her insights each month on our new blog series Executive Director Reflections. In April 2020, she reflects on how thankful we are to our amazing volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Month.