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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.

 

Suicide Prevention Day at the Vermont State House

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

9:00 - 2:00 pm

 

Focus of the Day:  Suicide Safe Pathways in Health Care

 

Sponsored by:

Representative Anne Donahue

AFSP-VT

VT Suicide Prevention Coalition

VT Department of Mental Health

VT Suicide Prevention Center

 

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

 

Compassion & Motivational Interviewing Training

for Health Care Clinicians and Staff

February 8 - June 14, 2019 

Various Dates and Locations

REGISTER HERE

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Suicide Prevention Day

at the

Vermont State House

Thursday, February 14, 2019

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Focus of the Day:  Suicide Safe Pathways in Health Care

Opportunity to Meet your Legislators

Info and to Register HERE

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ASIST 2 Day Training

February 14-15, 2019

Colchester, VT

8:00 am - 4:00 pm each day

FREE

Contact for Registration & Information:

Bethany Johnson - 802-338-3485

Bethany.a.johnson39.ctr@mail.mil

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One Credit Online Graduate Course:

Cannabis and Mental Health

February 17 - April 13, 2019

REGISTER HERE

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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