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We Work to Eliminate Suicide in VT

OUR MISSION

To create health-promoting communities, in which people have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and resources to reduce the risk of suicide in VT

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center is not a Crisis Center and is not staffed off-hours, Fridays, or weekends.  If you are in crisis and need help, click on the Find Help button below to find crisis lines and other sources of help.

Resources for Suicide Survivors:

Vermont Resource Packet

 

The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Vermont Department of Mental Health collaborated and created a "Survivors of Suicide VT Resource Packet" which includes both local and national resources, including local support groups.


Click here to access the Resource Packet

 

TAKE ACTION

PLEASE help support our Umatter programs by giving to our Global Giving Accelerator crowdfunding campaign.

Help make a difference! Your support is greatly appreciated. Donate below.

Learn More About Suicide Prevention Through These Informative Articles

 

Understanding Suicide -  Learn more

 

Veterans and Suicide - Learn more

 

Survivors of Suicide - Vermont Resources Packet - Learn more

 

Survivors of Suicide and Those Exposed to Suicide - Learn more

 

Crisis Text Line - Learn more

 

Zero Suicide:  Transitions in Care - Learn more

 

PLEASE help support our Umatter programs by giving to our Global Giving Accelerator crowdfunding campaign.

Help make a difference! Your support is greatly appreciated. Donate HERE.

Volunteer or Internship Opportunities

 

Volunteer Opportunity:

Are you looking for meaningful volunteer work?  Are you a student needing a community service opportunity?  The Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center are seeking a volunteer resource to assist our non-profit in various office tasks which support our mission-driven work.  We have a need for clerical assistance, filing, data entry, and assistance preparing for our many trainings and events that we carry out throughout the year.  If this kind of work interests you, please contact us at info@HealthAndLearning .org

 

Internship Opportunities:

If you are a student looking for an internship, we would be interested in hearing from you.  We may have an opportunity that meets your needs and assists us in carrying out our work.  We would be particularly interested in students who are in the field of public health, school health, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion - or someone that could assist us with online learning and other technology initiatives.  If you would like to learn more about potential internship opportunities at the Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, please contact us at info@HealthAndLearning.org

 

 

CHL is Hiring a Program Specialist

 

Exciting career opportunity for someone with a passion for working with schools, community and public health to manage, develop, deliver and oversee programmatic initiatives that address priority health issues, with emphasis on mental health promotion, substance misuse, and suicide prevention.

You will work with in a team-based environment for a regional non-profit organization based in Brattleboro, VT, which provides technical assistance, products, resources, and professional development to support national, state and local health initiatives.

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1 Credit Online Graduate Course, Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Education

 

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - June 20 @ 11:00 pm


This online Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Education course is offered as one of a series of courses by the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative toward health education endorsement.

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Vermont Recovery Network has established a peer to peer support hotline
The Vermont Recovery Network has established an inbound number to provide peer to peer support for recovery from alcoholism/substance misuse
Read more.
Suicide Prevention Day at the State House
More than forty concerned citizens attended suicide prevention day at the Vermont State House
Read more.
Vermont Zero Suicide 2020 Project
The Vermont Department of Mental Health and the VT Suicide Prevention Center are committed to the ZERO SUICIDE framework for
Read more.
The VTSPC Coalition meeting on Comprehensive Approaches to Suicide Prevention
Thirty one Coalition members gathered at our quarterly meeting and engaged in rich discussion about the future goals and strategies
Read more.
Prevention And Intervention: Vermont Reaches For ‘Zero Suicides’
Originally Published on VPR.org By JANE LINDHOLM, MATTHEW F. SMITH & KAREN ANDERSON •  SEP 18, 2019 Have a listen to the Interview! The "zero
Read more.
The VTSPC Coalition meeting with VT Department of Health and MHTTC
Thirty one Coalition members gathered at our quarterly meeting and engaged in rich discussion about the future goals and strategies
Read more.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Virtual Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting: By Invitation Only

    April 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am at Virtual

    Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting:By Invitation Only - This meeting will be held via a virtual formatApril 16, 2020Schedule:8:30 am Welcome9:00 am – 10:30 pm: MeetingPlease register to receive link

  • 1 Credit Online Graduate Course, Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Education

    April 26 @ 6:30 pm - June 20 @ 11:00 pm at

    ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND OTHER DRUG (ATOD) EDUCATIONFlyerThis online Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Education course is offered as one of a series of courses by the Vermont Higher Education

  • Building a Framework for Effective Adolescent Treatment

    May 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at Capitol Plaza Hotel

    Building a Framework for Effective  Adolescent TreatmentFlyerMay 12, 2020Capitol Plaza HotelMontpelier, VTRegistration  8:00 - 8:30 amTraining  8:30 am - 4:30 pmMorning Coffee ProvidedBring lunch from home or purchase locally This one-day interactive

  • 4 Day Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

    May 12 @ 8:30 am - May 15 @ 4:30 pm at Middlebury Inn

     SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION SKILLS TRAINING Online & 4 Day In-Person Training Components The Vermont Department of Health - Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental

  • Brief Emergency Medicine Interventions to Prevent Opioid Overdoses

    May 29 @ 8:00 am - June 12 @ 11:30 am at Various Locations In Vermont

    Brief Emergency Medicine Interventionsto Prevent Opioid OverdosesFlyerThe effects of opioid use have far-reaching implications for the individual,  family, workplace, community, and the health care system. The work of Emergency Medicine

 

Upcoming Events by Partner Organizations

 

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Would your School or Community benefit from Mental Health and/or Suicide Prevention Training?

 

We have multiple options for trainings in the following areas:

 

* Umatter for Schools

* Umatter for Youth and Young Adults

* Training-of Trainers

* Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

* Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

 

We can work with you to create a training package that meets your specific needs.

Contact us at info@healthandlearning.org