Suicide Prevention

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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Suicide Prevention Requires More than Just Heroic Efforts

Last night I read the heartbreaking Facebook entry of a Vermont mother who lost her daughter to suicide five years ago. Her daughter would have been 21 today. She implored anyone suffering from suicidal thoughts to reach out and get help. What happens when someone asks for help?   If you ask people what you …

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