We Work to Eliminate Suicide in VT


To create health-promoting communities, in which people have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and resources to reduce the risk of suicide in VT


PLEASE NOTE:  The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center is not a Crisis Center and is not staffed off-hours, Fridays, or weekends.  If you are in crisis and need help, click on the Find Help button below to find crisis lines and other sources of help.

Resources for Suicide Survivors:

Vermont Resource Packet


The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Vermont Department of Mental Health collaborated and created a "Survivors of Suicide VT Resource Packet" which includes both local and national resources, including local support groups.  

Click here to access the Resource Packet


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September 9-15, 2018 is National Suicide Prevention Week


Although there is no single cause of suicide, one of the risks for suicide is social isolation, and there’s scientific evidence for reducing suicide risk by making sure we connect with one another. We can all play a role through the power of connection by having real conversations about mental health with people in everyday moments – whether it’s with those closest to us, or the coffee barista, parking lot attendant, or the grocery store clerk.

It’s also about the connection we each have to the cause, whether you’re a teacher, a physician, a mother, a neighbor, a veteran, or a suicide loss survivor or attempt survivor. We don’t always know who is struggling, but we do know that one conversation could save a life.


All week and during the month of September we will be sharing information and resources here and on our Facebook page.  Below are two press releases that were issued as part of National Suicide Prevention Week.


Vermont Crisis Text Line Resource

#BeThere:  Uniting to Raise Awareness and Education about Suicide Prevention




The Center for Health and Learning is Hiring!


The following position is available:


Director of Development:

We are seeking a Director of Development to lead CHL’s efforts to achieve the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the organization through cultivation of diverse revenue streams, including government and foundation grants, donors, online fundraising and sponsorships.


See here for more information and how to apply.



  2018 Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium!


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Stoweflake Mountain Resort, Stowe Vermont


"It Takes All of Us:  Building Connections for Suicide Prevention Across the Lifespan"

A conference for Educators, Health Care, and Community Providers


Thank you to all Attendees, Exhibitors, and our Sponsors



(check back as more are added when available)


Information about the 2018 Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium can be found here








Learn More About Suicide Prevention Through These Informative Articles


Understanding Suicide -  Learn more


Veterans and Suicide - Learn more


Survivors of Suicide - Vermont Resources Packet - Learn more


Survivors of Suicide and Those Exposed to Suicide - Learn more


Crisis Text Line - Learn more


Zero Suicide:  Transitions in Care - Learn more


PLEASE help support our Umatter programs by giving to our Global Giving Accelerator crowdfunding campaign.

Help make a difference! Your support is greatly appreciated. Donate HERE.









Umatter Training of Trainers

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Montpelier, VT


VT Suicide Prevention Coalition Meetings

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Waterbury, VT

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Waterbury VT

Thursday, March 7, 2019

White River Junction Area

Register here for above trainings/meetings.


2018 Vermont Community Out of Darkness Walks to Fight Suicide:


* Springfield Walk - Saturday, 9/22/18


* Burlington Walk - Saturday, 9/29/18



Suicide Intervention

September 19 & 20, 2018

8:00 - 4:00 each day

Where:  209 Balsam Lane, White River Junction, VT

Contact for Registration & Information:

Bethany Johnson - 802-338-3485



Would your School or Community benefit from Mental Health and/or Suicide Prevention Training?


We have multiple options for trainings in the following areas:


* Umatter for Schools

* Umatter for Youth and Young Adults

* Training-of Trainers

* Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

* Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention


We can work with you to create a training package that meets your specific needs.

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