The Samaritans of Rhode Island Creates Suicide Prevention Emergency Brochure

Dec 01, 2010, 17:31 ET from The Samaritans of Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Samaritans of Rhode Island, a Rhode Island-based non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness education, recently created an emergency brochure which includes a critical checklist for what to do if a friend or family member threatens suicide.

The 2 page emergency brochure is just one of many informative documents put out by the organization, and was recently published in the November E-Newsletter distributed monthly by The Samaritans of RI. The brochure offers guidance on how to deal with a potentially suicidal loved one, as well as information about the services and support offered by the volunteers at The Samaritans of RI. The brochure will be available on their website at in January 2011.  Copies may also be obtained by emailing or by calling The Samaritans' business line at 401.272.4243.

Established in 1977, The Samaritans of RI remains the state's most trusted name in suicide prevention. Offering an array of caring services for friends and family members of suicide victims and/or at risk individuals, the Samaritans of RI is a genuinely compassionate and self-less organization. The main services offered include a 24-hour Crisis Hotline/Listening Line managed by trained volunteers in the community, Safe Place Support Group, a free program open to adult family members, close friends and co-workers of people who have died by suicide, along with Outreach and Community Education and Youth & Teen Suicide Prevention Education offering public presentations to people in all areas of the community.

About The Samaritans of RI

The Samaritans of RI is a non-religious, non-profit organization devoted to helping those who are hopeless, alone or suicidal through volunteer-run programs. For additional information on the organization or if you're interested in volunteering for The Samaritans of RI, and you are 18 years of age or older, please visit

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