Help • Hope • Healing

About Us

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


The Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition consists of over 70 representatives from public health, education, state agencies, suicide prevention advocacy groups, youth leadership, mental health services and survivors throughout the state.


Umatter® training promotes natural and professional helping based on best practice, with a focus on
communication, coping and help-seeking skills.

Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium
Zero Suicide

A commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to create communities of hope throughout Vermont in which schools, agencies and people of all ages are given the knowledge, attitudes, skills and resources to respond effectively to suicidal behavior.

Current Impact Report and Data Sheets

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Stakeholder Voices

The VT Suicide Prevention Coalition (VTSPC) and the American Foundations for Suicide Prevention – Vermont Chapter (AFSP-VT) held a session on Thursday, February 25, 2021 entitled Suicide Prevention in Vermont for State Legislators- Stakeholder Voices. The goal of the session was to increase understanding about needs and recommended strategies.  The event attracted 49 attendees including state legislators, community members and those working in health and service organizations and state government.  Presenters spoke on issues such as COVID and Mental Health, Ensuring Social Connections, Older Adults, LGBTQ+, Disabilities, Suicide Prevention Infrastructure, Lethal Means, BIPOC and At-Risk Populations.

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