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Suicide Prevention Among School-aged Youth

As we all know September is back to school month and whether students are returning to school, learning remotely or a combination of both, it is important to pay special attention to their mental health needs. In addition to the day to day stress felt by youth and young adults (YYAs) due to current events, …

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Moving Forward, Some Things Remain Constant

We have made it through another winter in Vermont and there is much to look forward to, even during strange times and in uncharted waters. Spring run-off from the mountains is streaming along the roads as it always does. Please take heart, take care, ask for resources and help when you need it, and stay …

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Understanding Suicide

Understanding Suicide VT Suicide Prevention Center (vtspc.org) promotes public and well informed conversation about suicide prevention in Vermont. There is a pressing need to understand the prevalence of suicide as a public health problem and that there are effective approaches to preventing it. Vermont has a higher than national average suicide rate across all age …

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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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