To create health-promoting communities, in which people have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and resources to reduce the risk of suicide in VT
Resources for Addressing the Netflix Series
"13 Reasons Why"
Use the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" as a teachable moment in your school or community. Get resources and view a webinar presented by ASCA, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Association of School Psychologists.
Webinar: Teachable Moment Using "13 Reasons Why" To Initiate a Helpful Conversation -Watch on YouTube
Other Resources: "13 Reasons Why" Talking Points from the Jed Foundation: Download PDF
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Umatter -- Suicide Prevention in New England
Suicide in New England is a growing public health issue. VT has the highest rate of death by suicide in New England and the 7th highest in the US. Suicide rates in MA have nearly doubled since 04. NH's gun suicide rate was 4X that of MA. Studies done on suicide prevention work supports the need for increased coordination between health care, education, and other human service systems. A good system of suicide prevention care requires a strong, multi-pronged community effort.
Umatter for Communities provides trainings for professionals in education, law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency care, social services, mental health, faith services, healthcare, and youth services to increase knowledge, awareness and skills for suicide prevention, and to develop suicide prevention protocols which strengthen their response. Umatter will create a prepared culture in New England communities with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to address the issue of suicide.
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The VT Suicide Prevention Center is a public - private partnership that is funded through an allocation from the Vermont legislature, Foundation Grants, Corporate Sponsors and individual and organizational donors.
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