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We Work to Eliminate Suicide in VT

OUR MISSION

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



TAKE ACTION

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 below.

 

 REGISTER NOW FOR THESE UPCOMING TRAININGS: 

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training  (YMHFA)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Woodstock Inn, Woodstock Vermont

 

 YMHFA is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help youth who are developing a mental health problem or experience a mental health crisis.  The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and various types of crises.  OFFERED AT NO COST.  More details and to Register for YMHFA, click HERE

 

ASIST 2-Day Training

May 16-17, 2018

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Army Aviation Flight Facility Room 301

141 Shamrock Rd.

Colchester, Vermont

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OFFERED AT NO COST. Contact for Registration and Information for ASIST Training:  Bethany Johnson, 802-338-3485, Bethany.a.johnson39.ctr@mail.mil

 

 REGISTER NOW:  2018 Suicide Prevention Sympoisum

Early Bird Registration Fee EXTENDED to April 29th!

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 

 

More details on additional speakers/presenters and news about workshop offerings posted soon here

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE:  $125

After April 29:  $140

 

REGISTER NOW Here

 

EXHIBITORS - REGISTER here

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

 

We are seeking proposals for brief, 10-15 minute talks to a full symposium audience of over 200 on the topic of "Building Connections for Suicide Prevention Across the Lifespan".  Your talk could cover your experience within the pathways to care including lessons learned or advice you want to give.  We would like to encourage survivors of suicide loss, survivors of suicide attempts, and professional and community members to submit proposals.  Your personal stories and experiences make a difference!  If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please click HERE and complete form by April 30.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

At this year's Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium, we would like to recognize individuals for their contributions to suicide prevention efforts and/or positive mental health promotion in the state of Vermont.  If you would like to nominate someone for this Recognition Award, please download the NOMINATION FORM HERE and send to info@HealthAndLearning.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

At this year's Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium on June 5, 2018, we will recognize individuals for their contributions to suicide prevention efforts and/or positive mental health promotion in the state of Vermont.  If you would like to nominate someone for this Recognition Award, please complete this Nomination Form and email to  info@healthandlearning.org

 

PATHWAYS TO WELLNESS CONFERENCE -NAMI VT

May 16, 2018

8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Champlain College Conference and Event Center

 

This conference will include timely and informative workshops, inspirational keynote speakers, and the opportunity to network with peers, families and mental health professionals.   For more information and to register, click HERE