Talking About Suicide

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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Suicide Data and Surveillance Efforts in VT Featured at Legislative Day – February 16, 2017

On Thursday, February 16, c  Representatives of the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, members of the Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition, Vermont Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and other key partners were at the State House for a variety of advocacy and awareness activities.   This event was sponsored by the Vermont Suicide …

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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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