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Losing two brothers to suicide, Alex finds a community at SafePlace

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.

2020-06-16T15:05:15-04:00June 16th, 2020|

Struggling with mental health issues and grief, David reaches out to our Helpline

David Cohen, suicide loss survivor, 5K participant, and user of our 24/7 Helpline, shares about his experience losing his brother, Michael, to suicide and how using Samaritans' 24/7 Helpline has helped

2020-04-10T14:02:13-04:00April 7th, 2020|

After losing her son to suicide, Maria finds comfort at SafePlace meetings

Maria Sallese, suicide loss survivor and SafePlace participant, shares about her experience losing her son Mario to suicide and how being involved with Samaritans has helped in her grief.

2020-04-07T14:42:55-04:00April 7th, 2020|

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

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

2020-04-07T12:53:19-04:00April 3rd, 2020|

Meet the Samaritans 2020 Marathon Team (Part 2)

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.

2020-02-12T12:38:25-05:00February 12th, 2020|