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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 […]

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Survivors of Suicide – Vermont Resource Packet

The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, Vermont Department of Health, and Vermont Department of Mental Health collaborated and created a Survivors of Suicide Vermont Resource Packet which includes local and national resources, including local support groups.  The packets have been distributed to local funeral homes.  Links to the documents included in […]

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Crisis Text Line

The Vermont Crisis Text Line connects individuals with professional help through a free, 24/7 text support line.  Anyone with a mobile device can connect anonymously with a trained Crisis Counselor.  This free texting service is available to anyone, at any time, for any type of crisis they are experiencing. Text VT to 741741 from anywhere […]

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Survivors of Suicide and Those Exposed to Suicide

Suicide is an event that impacts entire communities. People exposed to a suicide include not just the family and friends, but also first responders, those who discovered the suicide, health care workers and people in the schools, communities and workplaces where the families and friends live and work. Suicide is often referred to as an […]

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Zero Suicide: Transitions in Care

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and it is important to highlight the efforts taking place between multidisciplinary partners in Vermont to address suicide prevention across the continuum of care– from prevention to recovery. In 2015 the American Association of Suicidology reported that every 11.9 minutes a United States citizen died by suicide – […]

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Understanding Suicide

Understanding Suicide VT Suicide Prevention Center (vtspc.org) promotes public and well informed conversation about suicide prevention in Vermont. There is a pressing need to understand the prevalence of suicide as a public health problem and that there are effective approaches to preventing it. Vermont has a higher than national average suicide rate across all age […]

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