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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.

Recruiting School Teams for our Umatter Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) 2019 Program!

Starting January 17, 2019

 

Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative that fosters healthy community cultures for youth that promote mental health and resiliency. The program includes a full day of interactive training with peers statewide, design and implementation of a  Community Action Project (CAP) in their school community.  The Goal is to Promote Mental Health Wellness:

  • Healthy coping mechanisms and help-seeking skills
  • The ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it
  • Address issues like bullying and substance misuse

More information and to Register HERE

 

 

 

 

 

September 9-15, 2018  was 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 shared 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

 

 

 

Volunteer or Internship Opportunities

 

Volunteer Opportunity:

Are you looking for meaningful volunteer work?  Are you a student needing a community service opportunity?  The Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center are seeking a volunteer resource to assist our non-profit in various office tasks which support our mission-driven work.  We have a need for clerical assistance, filing, data entry, and assistance preparing for our many trainings and events that we carry out throughout the year.  If this kind of work interests you, please contact us at info@HealthAndLearning .org

 

Internship Opportunities:

If you are a student looking for an internship, we would be interested in hearing from you.  We may have an opportunity that meets your needs and assists us in carrying out our work.  We would be particularly interested in students who are in the field of public health, school health, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion - or someone that could assist us with online learning and other technology initiatives.  If you would like to learn more about potential internship opportunities at the Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, please contact us at info@HealthAndLearning.org

 

 

 THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE

  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

 

SPEAKER/WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS ARE NOW POSTED HERE

(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.

 

 

 

 

 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Umatter Training of Trainers

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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

Register HERE

 

 

VT Suicide Prevention Coalition Meetings

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Waterbury VT

Register HERE

 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

White River Junction Area

Register HERE 

 

QPR Gatekeeper Trainings

Friday, December 7, 2018

9:00 - 11:00 am

Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Inc.

2225 Portland St. St. Johnsbury, VT

Fee:  $5.00.  To Register for these QPR Trainings:

Contact Ruth Marquette at 334-6744 Ext. 2325

or email RMarquette@nkhs.net by the Monday before the training

 

Complex Trauma in Our Schools (3 Graduate Credits)

January 13, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Lebanon, NH

Register HERE

 

Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (YYA)

Recruiting now for school teams for our 2019 Program!

Statewide Kick-off Training Event - January 17, 2019

For more information and to Register HERE

 

 

 

 

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.

Contact us at info@healthandlearning.org