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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 Violent Death Reporting System

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 […]

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Suicide Prevention Training Evaluation and Outcomes

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 […]

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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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