Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Resources











Suicide Prevention Day

at the

Vermont State House

February 14, 2019:





Creating Suicide Safe Pathways in Health Care


We hope you will attend this important event to raise awareness with our law makers about suicide in Vermont.  The event raises awareness about the importance of gaining a commitment from health care to create suicide safe pathways through the adoption of evidence-based principles and practices.


Please take the initiative to invite your Legislator to join you for lunch in the cafeteria (sponsored by AFSP-VT).  The morning training will help prepare you for meeting with your Legislator by providing specific talking points, local statistics, and ideas on how you can frame your personal or professional perspective.


Invitation Template for Meeting with your Legislators

Please use this template to invite your legislator to have lunch with you in the State House cafeteria between noon and 1:00 pm on February 14th to discuss suicide safe pathways in health care and your personal and professional concerns.  You will be well prepared for this meeting by attending the morning training.


Link to find your Legislator



To REGISTER for the Suicide Prevention Day at the Vermont State House on 2/14/19, click HERE




9:00 AM – Press Conference:  Suicide Safe Pathways in Health Care

Attend the press conference in the Cedar Creek Room to show your support for building more suicide safe pathways in health care.

Confirmed speakers:  Representative Anne Donahue, AHS Secretary Al Gobeille, VT Department of Mental Health Commissioner Sarah Squirrell, Dr. Norman Ward, Chief Medical Officer, One Care VT, Beth Tanzman, Executive Director, VT Blueprint for Health, Department of VT Health Access, JoEllen Tarallo, Executive Director, CHL, Director, VTSPC, Heather White, AFSP-VT


9:45 am – Testimony in the House Committee on Health Care


10:00 – 11:30 am – Stakeholder Education Training:  Talking to Your Legislators – Capitol Plaza

This training, sponsored by AFSP, will provide you with specific talking points, data, and guidance on how to share your personal or professional perspective with your Legislator.


12:00 – Lunch with your Legislator in the State House Cafeteria


12:45 – 1:00 – Survivors hand flowers to Legislators entering Chamber in remembrance of Vermonters lost to Suicide.


1:00 pm – Introduction, Recognition of VT Suicide Prevention Coalition and Reading of a Resolution on Suicide Safe Pathways to Care by by Representative Donahue in Chamber of House






Coalition Meeting Minutes


December 6, 2018


September 13, 2018