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.
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.