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Occupation Monica Dickens
MD volunteered to answer crisis calls at St Stephen Walbrook, the London centre of the Samaritans , in the late 1960s. The organization, founded by the Rev. Chad Varah in 1953, already a network all...
Occupation Mary Wesley
During the period that she partly longed to kill herself, she worked for the Samaritans , comforting desperate would-be suicides on the phone. She later worked for Prisoners of Conscience , a trust aimed at...
politics Monica Dickens
MD founded in Boston the first American branch of the Samaritans , the organization for helping the suicidal.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Dickens, Monica. An Open Book. Heinemann.
Textual Production Monica Dickens
MD published one of her best-known novels, The Listeners (entitled in the USA The End of the Line), about the Samaritans , the organization devoted to helping people tempted to suicide.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
(2 November 1970): 12
British Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons.
Solo: Search Oxford University Libraries Online.
Textual Production Rosemary Sutcliff
In collaboration with Monica Dickens , RS put together for the benefit of the Samaritans a volume of short stories and essays for young people dealing with suicide and other emotional issues: Is Anyone There?, 1978.


1953: Chad Varah began the Samaritans, a charity...

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Chad Varah began the Samaritans , a charity to assist people in despair, with a telephone line in the bombed-out crypt of St Stephen Walbrook in London, where he was the incumbent.


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