Alan Ross portrait photo

Karen and Sabah standing behind microphones in a recording studio.

Executive Director Alan Ross speaks with Karen and Mary about The Samaritans of New York and the services the organization provides as the only community-based organization in the NYC-Metropolitan area solely devoted to preventing suicide and helping people in crisis.

The non-religious Samaritans–part of the world’s oldest and largest suicide prevention network (with over 400 centers in 42 countries, from Argentina, Bosnia, France and Great Britain to Hong Kong, India, and Zimbabwe)–has been the major provider of suicide prevention, education and awareness services in NYC and environs for almost 30 years with programs that include:

  • the only completely confidential 24-hour suicide prevention hotline
  • the primary suicide prevention public education program
  • support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide
  • advocacy and community outreach for the at-risk and underserved