Resources for Professionals

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 Resources

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Suicide Clusters

  • CDC Recommendations for a Community Plan:  Prevention and Containment of Suicide Clusters – These guidelines remain the current best practice guidelines for preventing and containing suicide clusters.
  • Suicide Clusters within American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities (PDF) This publication from SAMHSA  examines what is known about suicide clusters within American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations and uses that information to provide recommendations for stakeholders working to prevent and contain suicide clusters within AI/AN communities.  Also available here:
  • Mobile Resources to Support Behavioral HealthDownload 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.

Learn more and download SAMHSA’s free mobile apps here



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