Elisabeth Betsy LeBlanc will hike the 210 mile John Muir Trail to raise awareness for suicide prevention and support the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center’s program Umatter.
This years AAS National Conference, (#aas2019) with a combination of plenary and break-out sessions, was a huge success thanks to the many presenters and participants who converged in Denver. Thank you to the American Association of Suicidology for organizing this event, and the many sponsors who made this possible. The conference included presentations from a […]
Middlebury Actors Workshop is thrilled to present the Vermont premiere of the extraordinary one-person show, Every Brilliant Thing. A long running hit in both London’s East End and New York City’s Off-Broadway, this show handily won the New York Times Critics’ Pick of 2015. Ice cream. Things with stripes. Water fights. Thus begins a […]
Bellows Falls Union High School and Compass School brought teams of students to participate in the Umatter YYA program last month. These youth were excited to participate because they wanted to learn how to cope with their own stress and how to help their friends in distress. The Umatter YYA program begins with a […]
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released the first-ever National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide (SuicideInScripts.org) in entertainment content, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC). Representatives from the entertainment industry and suicide prevention field provided input on the recommendations, which advances goal […]
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 – […]