Why “Umatter”? Everyone has a place in the Big Picture. Everyone has a contribution to make, something important to do, and a purpose waiting to be fulfilled. Sometimes people experience mental health challenges, disorders, or illnesses that are significant and require extra help. The message is: you matter because you may need help, and you matter because you may be in a position to help. Umatter training promotes natural and professional helping based on best practice, with a focus on communication, coping and help-seeking skills.
About Umatter Suicide PrevenionUmatter was developed based upon a review of other suicide prevention programs to determine key concepts. Research from the American Association of Suicidology and the academic literature regarding suicide were applied. Once program goals and objectives were developed, experiential learning activities were designed to reach all learning preferences and styles of participants to ensure the maximum transfer of knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
Umatter Training Programs Include:Umatter for Schools a National Best Practice Program
Umatter for CommunitiesUmatter for Youth and Young AdultsUmatter Public Information
Go to our Training and Events page for a full listing of the programs we offer.
Public and Private Partners
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.
Center for Health and Learning
28 Vernon Street Suite 319
Brattleboro VT 05301