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Crisis Text Line

  Vermonters experiencing a mental health crisis now have a new way to find support 24 hours a day.   The Vermont Department of Mental Health says people in crisis can now send a text message to people trained to help them. The new, 24-hour Crisis Text Line provides round-the-clock support, seven days a week […]

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National Statistics on Suicide

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

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The Alcohol Connection

A large study published this year found significant results related to heavy alcohol use and male suicide risk. Among men, those who died by suicide experienced an 8% increase in heavy alcohol use at the onset of the recent recession than did men in a non-suicide comparison group, whose alcohol use decreased by 2%.   […]

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Zero Suicide Initiative

ZERO SUICIDE – A commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems.   Zero Suicide, a project of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), is a key concept of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and a priority of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.   The foundational belief of […]

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