Talking About Suicide

National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released the first-ever National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide (SuicideInScripts.org) in entertainment content, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC). Representatives from the entertainment industry and suicide prevention field provided input on the recommendations, which advances goal …

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Resources for Addressing the Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why”

Use the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” as a teachable moment in your school or community.  Get resources and view a webinar presented by ASCA, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ,and the National Association of School Psychologists.   Webinar:  Teachable Moment Using “13 Reasons Why” to Initiate a Helpful Conversation – Watch on YouTube …

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Crisis Text Line

The Vermont Crisis Text Line connects individuals with professional help through a free, 24/7 text support line.  Anyone with a mobile device can connect anonymously with a trained Crisis Counselor.  This free texting service is available to anyone, at any time, for any type of crisis they are experiencing. Text VT to 741741 from anywhere …

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Survivors of Suicide and Those Exposed to Suicide

Suicide is an event that impacts entire communities. People exposed to a suicide include not just the family and friends, but also first responders, those who discovered the suicide, health care workers and people in the schools, communities and workplaces where the families and friends live and work. Suicide is often referred to as an …

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Zero Suicide: Transitions in Care

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and it is important to highlight the efforts taking place between multidisciplinary partners in Vermont to address suicide prevention across the continuum of care– from prevention to recovery. In 2015 the American Association of Suicidology reported that every 11.9 minutes a United States citizen died by suicide – …

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