September 20, 2005
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The Samaritans of the Monadnock Region
is seeking volunteers to help staff their 24-hour hotline
in both the Keene and Peterborough areas.
The Samaritans offer telephone support
to individuals who are in need of someone to talk to about
their feeling depressed, lonely, anxious or suicidal.
The next Samaritan training will be held
on October 14, 15 and 22.
In 2004, the hotline averaged one call
an hour, for every hour of every day of the year. In fact
there is a suicide every 17 minutes in the United States.
As a hotline volunteer you need only to give your time, listening
skills and compassion. The rewards of being a Samaritan hotline
volunteer include knowing that you are making a difference
in someone’s life, learning about the serious community
and worldwide problem of suicide and meeting and working with
other volunteers who share your commitment to saving lives.
Please call 603-357-5510 to find out
more about how you can save lives by answering the phone.
The Samaritans is a Monadnock United Way Agency.