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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|

Our Statement on Racial Equity & Justice

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.

2020-06-17T14:46:02-04:00June 12th, 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|

After attending a suicide prevention workshop, Courtney begins using our Helpline

Courtney Campbell shares about her mental health struggles and how using Samaritans' 24/7 Helpline has helped

2020-05-12T08:16:10-04:00May 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|

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|

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|

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

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.

2019-05-15T12:39:27-04:00May 14th, 2019|