Getting noisy about suicide prevention in 2013!
In This Issue
A Note from Roberta
Make Noise 2013!
Marathon Madness
Suicide prevention topics
Sunday, January 20th
Come make some noise!
Monday, April 15th
Support our great team!
Wednesday, May 8th
more information to come..
Wednesday, May 15th
more information to come...


Saturday, September 28th
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In 2013 we are continuing to increase the noise and conversation about  suicide prevention and why the work of Samaritans makes our communities a happier and healthier place to be. We hope you will consider joining us for some of our Happier Boston events in 2013. The most recent Happier Boston offering is "Everybody Gets the Blues!" which has so far featured a Pop Up Blues concert at South Station on December 14th, the release of the Big Papi Blues and the Mayor Menino Pothole Blues radio PSA's which can also be heard on the Blues Engine section of the website. Visit the Blues Engine today to make and share your own version of the Big Papi or the Mayor Menino Blues. We love how much this campaign is increasing the conversation about suicide prevention in Boston. Please read the following wonderful articles that came out last month in the Boston Globe and the New York Times, or watch the great interview with Gene Lavanchy on Fox News. More press is coming, and we hope to share with you soon about some exciting national attention that this campaign is bringing to the important work of suicide prevention.


Best wishes for a happy 2013,

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Roberta Hurtig
Executive Director
Make Noise 3 with Joe BermudezMake Noise to Save a Life! 

Make Noise 2013 will be held at the House of Blues a week from Sunday on January 20th! Local AMP 103.3 personality, Joe Bermudez, who has shared the stage with Madonna and David Guetta and remixed tracks for Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Katy Perry - will keep the music thumping all night long while raising awareness and funds for Samaritans' youth suicide prevention programs.


Suicide is a silent crisis. Family and friends affected by suicide often suffer quietly and alone. This event is an opportunity to rally together, support one another, and Make Noise about suicide prevention, making it a part of the community's larger conversation.


Make Noise 3 crowdMake Noise 2013 will be held on Sunday, January 20, at the House of Blues Boston, 15 Lansdowne Street. The music will kick-off at 7pm and the good vibes continue until 11pm. Admission is FREE and open to ages 18 and up. RSVP by sending an email to or visit It's not too late to sponsor this amazing event, and more information is available here. One hundred percent of sponsorship revenues will benefit the work of Samaritans.

Marathon madness!

Our marathon team is off to an amazing start!  Please visit our 2013 Marathon Team fundraising webpage to meet our runners, learn about their incredible stories and view their individual fundraising webpages.
  2013 marathon team
We look forward to featuring each of our marathon runners in our upcoming "Marathon Monday Countdown" Facebook posts. Follow us on facebook to learn more about our fabulous team.


It's not too late to join in. If you have qualified for the Boston Marathon, have your own number, and would like to have one of the most amazing experiences of your life by joining our incredible team, please contact Garrett Owen


Important topics in suicide prevention  

The general public is invited to join the members of the Greater Boston Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition at a free, half day educational conference. Two topics will be covered: Means Restriction: A Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention and Reducing a Suicidal Person's Access to Lethal Means: What Your Suicide Prevention Group Can Do. The lectures will be given by Drs. Matthew Miller and Cathy Barber of the Harvard School of Public Health. Event details are:


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

9:00am -12:00noon

Harvard School of Public Health,

Kresge Building, Room G1

665 Huntington Ave.,  Boston, MA


Registration is complimentary but pre-registration is required on or before Friday, January 11th by email to Please extend this invitations to others. Means restriction is always an important topic, but recent events have made this issue even more timely.