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Suicide Data and Surveillance Efforts in VT Featured at Legislative Day – February 16, 2017

On Thursday, February 16, c  Representatives of the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, members of the Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition, Vermont Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and other key partners were at the State House for a variety of advocacy and awareness activities.   This event was sponsored by the Vermont Suicide […]

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Crisis Text Line

  Vermonters experiencing a mental health crisis now have a new way to find support 24 hours a day.   The Vermont Department of Mental Health says people in crisis can now send a text message to people trained to help them. The new, 24-hour Crisis Text Line provides round-the-clock support, seven days a week […]

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The Alcohol Connection

A large study published this year found significant results related to heavy alcohol use and male suicide risk. Among men, those who died by suicide experienced an 8% increase in heavy alcohol use at the onset of the recent recession than did men in a non-suicide comparison group, whose alcohol use decreased by 2%.   […]

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Media Reporting Guidelines

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, […]

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The Language of 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.

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