We Work to Eliminate Suicide in VT


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



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


Prevention And Intervention: Vermont Reaches For ‘Zero Suicides’
Originally Published on By JANE LINDHOLM, MATTHEW F. SMITH & KAREN ANDERSON •  SEP 18, 2019 Have a listen to the Interview! The "zero
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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
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Take 5 On World Suicide Prevention Day 2019
September 10, 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day and Vermont Suicide Prevention Center is asking everyone to Take 5 to
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Suicide Loss Survivor Resources
Resources across the state of Vermont for Suicide Loss Survivors
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Umatter YYA Program for 2018-19 concludes
The Umatter YYA program for 2018-19 is complete. Overall, 12 schools and 68 youth participated and implemented Mental Health Wellness Community
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No One Has to Walk Alone
Elisabeth Betsy LeBlanc will hike the 210 mile John Muir Trail to raise awareness for suicide prevention and support the
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  • Umatter for Youth and Young Adults

    November 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Lake Morey Resort

    The Umatter Youth Leadership Council helps design and lead Umatter YYA events, create and manage social media, as well as design and implement special projects of Umatter YYA.

  • 1 Credit Online Graduate Course, Cannabis and Mental Health – Debunking Myths About Cannabis

    December 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - February 1, 2020 @ 11:00 pm

    This course is offered so that teachers, health and guidance personnel have a sufficient level of professional development to enable them to competently teach or provide other services required in the school’s alcohol and drug abuse prevention education program specific to marijuana.


Upcoming Events by Partner Organizations




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