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OUR MISSION

To create health-promoting communities, in which people have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and resources to reduce the risk of suicide in VT

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center is not a Crisis Center and is not staffed off-hours, Fridays, or weekends.  If you are in crisis and need help, click on the Find Help button below to find crisis lines and other sources of help.

Resources for Suicide Survivors:

Vermont Resource Packet

 

The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Vermont Department of Mental Health collaborated and created a "Survivors of Suicide VT Resource Packet" which includes both local and national resources, including local support groups.

 

 

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Help make a difference! Your support is greatly appreciated. Donate below.

Learn More About Suicide Prevention Through These Informative Articles

 

Understanding Suicide -  Learn more

 

Veterans and Suicide - Learn more

 

Survivors of Suicide - Vermont Resources Packet - Learn more

 

Survivors of Suicide and Those Exposed to Suicide - Learn more

 

Crisis Text Line - Learn more

 

Zero Suicide:  Transitions in Care - Learn more

 

PLEASE help support our Umatter programs by giving to our Global Giving Accelerator crowdfunding campaign.

Help make a difference! Your support is greatly appreciated. Donate HERE.

Volunteer or Internship Opportunities

 

Volunteer Opportunity:

Are you looking for meaningful volunteer work?  Are you a student needing a community service opportunity?  The Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center are seeking a volunteer resource to assist our non-profit in various office tasks which support our mission-driven work.  We have a need for clerical assistance, filing, data entry, and assistance preparing for our many trainings and events that we carry out throughout the year.  If this kind of work interests you, please contact us at info@HealthAndLearning .org

 

Internship Opportunities:

If you are a student looking for an internship, we would be interested in hearing from you.  We may have an opportunity that meets your needs and assists us in carrying out our work.  We would be particularly interested in students who are in the field of public health, school health, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion - or someone that could assist us with online learning and other technology initiatives.  If you would like to learn more about potential internship opportunities at the Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, please contact us at info@HealthAndLearning.org

 

Research from past disease outbreaks and studies of other humanitarian crises suggest that people may become more vulnerable to self-harming and suicidal behaviors during these times. Extended disruptions in the lives of individuals, families and communities can impact mental health.

Not all impacts are negative, but many are. People are more likely to experience loss, anxiety and depression; the painful impacts of unemployment and financial stress. The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont has compiled a helpful tip sheet which identifies important resources in VT for caring for self and others and for help-seeking during these times.

Download the resource sheet: https://bit.ly/3cEcZkH

Save the Date!

Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium


August 18, 2020
 More details coming soon.

 

Preventing Suicide and Increasing Resilience in Communities

 

The Symposium will engage a broad array of stakeholders to expand community based and cross sector approaches to suicide.

Audience:
Healthcare, social services, substance misuse and mental health providers across a continuum of care, representatives of community based organizations and state agencies that serve youth, families and adults across the lifespan, local and state policy makers, people with lived experience.

Objectives:
1)    Empower and engage community-wide stakeholders in Zero Suicide strategies, evidence-based practices, and lessons learned.
2)    Facilitate connections between substance misuse and suicide prevention stakeholders and programs to advance effective prevention strategies.
3)    Share community-based approaches to suicide prevention including new ways to form innovative collaborations.
4)    Increase knowledge about risk and protective factors and recommended strategies for working with vulnerable populations. 
 
Please mark your calendars and share with others!
 
Join the Planning Committee! - please contact Beth@healthandlearning.org if you are interested in participating!
 
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Stoweflake Mountain Resort, Stowe Vermont "It Takes All of Us:  Building Connections for Suicide Prevention Across the Lifespan" A conference for Educators, Health Care, and Community […] Read more
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 […] Read more
The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Vermont Department of Mental Health collaborated and created a "Survivors of Suicide […] Read more
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.  […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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, […] Read more
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 […] Read more

 

Find Help:

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Vermont Suicide

Prevention Symposium

 August 18, 2020
 More details coming soon.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Upcoming Events by Partner Organizations

 

 

 

Would your School or Community benefit from Mental Health and/or Suicide Prevention Training?

 

We have multiple options for trainings in the following areas:

 

* Umatter for Schools

* Umatter for Youth and Young Adults

* Training-of Trainers

* Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

* Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

 

We can work with you to create a training package that meets your specific needs.

Contact us at info@healthandlearning.org