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The Kenyan community is proud to support Samaritans 2019 Breakfast for Hope

The Kenyan Community is proud to join and support Samaritans 2019 Breakfast for Hope as first time attendees. In our time of need, Samaritans offered hope, to partner with and support the Kenyan community as we came to terms, tried to cope, and looked for answers to the number of suicides affecting our community.

2019-04-29T15:24:41-04:00April 29th, 2019|

Creating a community of empathetic students

Ten years ago, Samaritans’ Community Education and Outreach team first entered my health classroom. I cannot begin to describe how transformative and significant this visit would be for the students -- and for me. Like many individuals, I was scared to talk about suicide and depression. Even though I knew how common mental illness is, I did not know how to talk about it. The social stigma that exists with mental health issues is an unspoken issue in society, and it was a strong barrier even for a health educator. 

2019-03-12T16:39:17-04:00March 12th, 2019|

Suicide loss survivor part of “big, beautiful community” at Samaritans 5K

I had isolated myself in my grief, and I was convinced that nobody else could ever possibly understand my loss – how could they? But then, at the 5K, I was face-to-face with so many people who did understand, and my heart felt filled with hope for the first time in so long.

2018-09-07T12:31:59-04:00September 7th, 2018|

Youth Voices: Desmond

Desmond Herzfelder, a junior at Noble and Greenough School, struggled with his mental health in middle school, describing it as “an inability to experience happiness.”

2018-07-09T10:41:26-04:00July 9th, 2018|