The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center believe that educating the professionals that work within our communities is an important aspect of suicide prevention efforts.
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center:
- Emergency Room: Is Your Patient Suicidal?
- High School Toolkit:
- Role of the Media in Preventing Suicide:
- Primary Care Provider Curriculum: This five-part curriculum is designed to inform primary care professionals working in public mental health settings about the unique aspects of behavioral health settings, the people they serve, as well as the opportunities and roles that primary care professionals play in helping to improve the whole health of individuals with serious mental illnesses.
- Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care:
- Workshops and Toolkits:
- The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S):
A collaboration of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the Education Development Center (EDC) – both organizations have extensive experience in addressing suicide and suicide prevention.
Mobile Resources to Support Behavioral Health – Download Free Apps from SAMHSA
Promote positive behavioral health in your community. SAMHSA has resources that can help address some of the toughest mental health and substance use challenges, including suicide prevention, bullying prevention, behavioral health following a disaster, and underage drinking prevention.
- Suicide Safe helps health care providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients.
- KnowBullying provides information and guidance on ways to prevent bullying and build resilience in children. A great tool for parents and educators, KnowBullying is meant for kids ages 3 to 18.
- SAMHSA Disaster App provides responders with access to critical resources—like Psychological First Aid and Responder Self-Care—and SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to help responders provide support to survivors after a disaster.
- Talk. They Hear You is an interactive game that can help parents and caregivers prepare for one of the more important conversations they may ever have with children—underage drinking.
VERMONT MODEL SUICIDE RESPONSE PROTOCOLS
These documents provide example protocols based on the current evidence-based best practices in the field of suicide prevention and postvention. They are designed to offer users a template to guide thinking about how to respond to a suicide crisis.
These are research-based best practices, but their application will depend on the systems and resources available and the legal requirements in effect in an individual organization, profession, or community.
The brief introductory document provides an overview of application and first steps, as well as the full list of literature review.
Note: These are living documents that are reviewed by professionals in the fields represented here, and undergo regular revisions as new research is made available. Checking back to this site for updates is recommended.
Gatekeepers – A Gatekeeper is anyone who can “open the gate” to help another find support and services. Gatekeepers include family members, friends, acquaintances, partners, members of the community, and YOU. We are all Gatekeepers and we play an integral role in preventing suicide.
Mental Health/Substance Abuse
Mental Health/ Substance Abuse Prevention/Intervention Protocols
Mental Health/ Substance Abuse Postvention Protocols
Social Services/Youth Services
Social Services/ Youth Services Prevention/Intervention Protocols
Social Services/ Youth Services Postvention Protocols
Brochures and Posters by Profession
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