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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|

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|

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|

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|

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|