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How Suicide Attempts Impact Vermont Emergency Departments and Hospitals

You might be surprised to learn that it is estimated that there are 32 suicide attempts for every suicide death. In Vermont, this would translate to over 3,000 suicide attempts being made in just one year. In 2014, there were 326 hospitalizations and 1,183 Emergency Department (ED) visits for suicide attempts among VT residents throughout …

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What We Know about Suicide Nationally and in Vermont

Background. Suicide was the eighth leading cause of death in Vermont and the tenth leading cause of death in the United States in 2010. Risk factors for suicide include depression and other mental health diagnoses or a substance-abuse disorder, often in combination with a mental disorder. More than 90% of people who die by suicide …

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National Violent Death Reporting System

Each year, about 56,000 violent deaths occur in this country. Violence-related death and injuries cost the United States $107 billion in medical care and lost  productivity.   Tragically, more than 39,000 people die by suicide in the United States each year. Homicide claims nearly 17,000 people in this country annually. We know these numbers can …

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Suicide Prevention Training Evaluation and Outcomes

Information was collected about participants and the effectiveness of suicide prevention training conducted by the Center for Health and Learning through the Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention Project.   The following information was collected and analyzed by the UVM’s VCHIP evaluation team.   Key outcomes determined through this evaluation process included:   Increased ability to identify and …

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National Statistics on Suicide

Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/violencePrevention/suicide   National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics   American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures   Suicide Prevention Resource Center: https://www.sprc.org/basics/scope-problem   American Association of Suicidology:  AAS 2015 U.S. and State Suicide Fact Sheet

What are the Risk Factors of Suicide?

The impact of suicide on families, schools, and the larger community is especially profound in Vermont’s small, rural communities. It is important that people see suicide as a public health issue, and learn about the role they can play in identifying individuals who may be at risk and getting them the help and support they …

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