WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
Samaritans serves vulnerable people of all ages, from adolescents through senior citizens, who may be experiencing despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings. We also serve those who have been bereaved by suicide.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
The stigma associated with suicide can make it hard for vulnerable people to talk about suicide. They fear that others will react with blame, fear, panic, or guilt.
For those bereaved by suicide, the stigma can make it hard to find support, making the grieving process feel even lonelier.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
- We aim to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day.
- We educate the public about suicide prevention with the hope of reducing the stigma associated with suicide.
- We provide services that emphasize confidential, nonjudgmental, and compassionate listening.
- We have provided caring, non-judgmental support on over 2.5 million calls from our community’s most vulnerable individuals.
- We have trained over 4,500 volunteers with befriending skills that benefit them, not only in their service on our 24/7 Crisis Services, but also in their ongoing relationships and within their communities.
- We have provided workshops and trainings on suicide prevention to more than 100,000 individuals in human service organizations, churches and community groups.
- We have supported over 10,000 individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
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