Middlebury Actors Workshop is thrilled to present the Vermont premiere of the extraordinary one-person show, Every Brilliant Thing. A long running hit in both London’s East End and New York City’s Off-Broadway, this show handily won the New York Times Critics’ Pick of 2015. Ice cream. Things with stripes. Water fights. Thus begins a […]
May is Child Mental Health Awareness Month. The focus this year is suicide prevention.
Bellows Falls Union High School and Compass School brought teams of students to participate in the Umatter YYA program last month. These youth were excited to participate because they wanted to learn how to cope with their own stress and how to help their friends in distress. The Umatter YYA program begins with a […]
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 […]
February 14, 2019: Thank you to all who participated in Suicide Prevention Day at the Vermont State House on Thursday, February 14! Great connections were made with Legislators – and VT-SPC members and AFSP-VT advocates gained knowledge and skills around suicide prevention advocacy. Highlights from the day: State and health care leaders made commitments to […]
Although there is no single cause of suicide, one of the risks for suicide is social isolation, and there’s scientific evidence for reducing suicide risk by making sure we connect with one another. We can all play a role through the power of connection by having real conversations about mental health with people in everyday moments – […]