You might be surprised to learn that it is estimated that there are 32 suicide attempts for every suicide death. In Vermont, this would translate to over 3,000 suicide attempts being made in just one year. In 2014, there were 326 hospitalizations and 1,183 Emergency Department (ED) visits for suicide attempts among VT residents throughout […]
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Background. Suicide was the eighth leading cause of death in Vermont and the tenth leading cause of death in the United States in 2010. Risk factors for suicide include depression and other mental health diagnoses or a substance-abuse disorder, often in combination with a mental disorder. More than 90% of people who die by suicide […]
Each year, about 56,000 violent deaths occur in this country. Violence-related death and injuries cost the United States $107 billion in medical care and lost productivity. Tragically, more than 39,000 people die by suicide in the United States each year. Homicide claims nearly 17,000 people in this country annually. We know these numbers can […]
Information was collected about participants and the effectiveness of suicide prevention training conducted by the Center for Health and Learning through the Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention Project. The following information was collected and analyzed by the UVM’s VCHIP evaluation team. Key outcomes determined through this evaluation process included: Increased ability to identify and […]
Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/violencePrevention/suicide National Institute of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: http://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures Suicide Prevention Resource Center: http://www.sprc.org/basics/scope-problem American Association of Suicidology: AAS 2015 U.S. and State Suicide Fact Sheet
Suicide statistics for Vermont by region, age, sex and education status 2001 – 2014.
The impact of suicide on families, schools, and the larger community is especially profound in Vermont’s small, rural communities. It is important that people see suicide as a public health issue, and learn about the role they can play in identifying individuals who may be at risk and getting them the help and support they […]
ZERO SUICIDE – A commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems. Zero Suicide, a project of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), is a key concept of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and a priority of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. The foundational belief of […]
Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide© Developed in collaboration with: American Association of Suicidology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Annenberg Public Policy Center, Associated Press Managing Editors, Canterbury Suicide Project – University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, ConnectSafely.org, Emotion Technology, International Association for Suicide Prevention Task Force on Media and Suicide, […]
An important objective of suicide prevention is to remove the stigma associated with suicide and mental health issues so that people will be more likely to seek the help they need. One of the ways we can do this is to be conscious of our use of language.