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After losing his friend to suicide, Mitchell is moved to get involved

Written by our inspiring teen volunteer, Mitchell As a Helpline volunteer at Samaritans for nearly two years, my life has been enriched in ways I never predicted. Initially, my goal in becoming a Befriender (that's what we call our Helpline volunteers) was to make a dent in what I saw was a growing problem of [...]

2020-06-15T12:44:13-04:00June 15th, 2020|

Introducing Samienta Pierre-Vil, Overnight Helpline Coordinator

Samienta Pierre-Vil joined Samaritans as an Overnight Helpline Coordinator in February 2020.

2020-05-27T14:32:51-04:00May 27th, 2020|

Executive Director Reflections: Mental Health Awareness Month

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.

2020-05-12T08:13:50-04:00May 11th, 2020|

Inspired by human connection, Rachel steps into the crisis center

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.

2020-05-08T15:14:04-04:00May 8th, 2020|

Executive Director Reflections: Volunteer Appreciation Month

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.

2020-04-15T13:29:16-04:00April 13th, 2020|

Overcoming fear to volunteer on Samaritans’ 24/7 Helpline

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.

2020-05-08T15:13:34-04:00April 7th, 2020|