Suicide Statistics

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 have these risk factors. Other risk factors include prior suicide attempt; firearms in the home; exposure to suicide behavior; and family history of suicide, mental disorders or substance abuse; and family violence.

Gunshots Project Update: Takeaways From 2018 Gun Death Data

Posted in collaboration with VPR – By SAWYER LOFTUS • JUN 4, 2019 Listen to the VPR Broadcast! More people died from gunshots in Vermont in 2018 than any year since at least 2011, according to the most recent update to the Vermont Public Radio gunshot database. In 2017, Vermont Public Radio published an investigation into gun …

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Veterans and Suicide

Over 42,000 deaths by suicide occur in the United States each year and 18% of those are Veterans while Veterans constitute only 8.5% of the US population.  In August 2016, VA released a national suicide data report, Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans, 2001-2014. The report was the most comprehensive analysis of Veteran suicide rates …

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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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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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