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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|

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|

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|