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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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National Statistics on Suicide

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

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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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Zero Suicide Initiative

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 […]

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