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.
Recruiting School Teams for our Umatter Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) 2019 Program!
Starting January 17, 2019
Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative that fosters healthy community cultures for youth that promote mental health and resiliency. The program includes a full day of interactive training with peers statewide, design and implementation of a Community Action Project (CAP) in their school community. The Goal is to Promote Mental Health Wellness:
- Healthy coping mechanisms and help-seeking skills
- The ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it
- Address issues like bullying and substance misuse
More information and to Register HERE
September 9-15, 2018 was National Suicide Prevention Week
Although there is no single cause of suicide, one of the risks for suicide is social isolation, and there’s scientific evidence for reducing suicide risk by making sure we connect with one another. We can all play a role through the power of connection by having real conversations about mental health with people in everyday moments – whether it’s with those closest to us, or the coffee barista, parking lot attendant, or the grocery store clerk.
It’s also about the connection we each have to the cause, whether you’re a teacher, a physician, a mother, a neighbor, a veteran, or a suicide loss survivor or attempt survivor. We don’t always know who is struggling, but we do know that one conversation could save a life.
All week and during the month of September shared information and resources here and on our Facebook page. Below are two press releases that were issued as part of National Suicide Prevention Week.