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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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


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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


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:

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.

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.

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 if you are interested in participating!
A large study published this year found significant results related to heavy alcohol use and male suicide risk. Among men, those who died by suicide experienced an 8% increase in […] Read more
Last night I read the heartbreaking Facebook entry of a Vermont mother who lost her daughter to suicide five years ago. Her daughter would have been 21 today. She implored […] Read more
By Kyle Midura, MONTPELIER, Vt. -Those who work in the business of guns long enough must come to terms with the possibility that they’ll sell a weapon to someone preparing […] Read more
ZERO SUICIDE - A commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems.   Zero Suicide, a project of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), is a key […] Read more
Suicide is a public health issue that affects individuals and families of all ages, socio-economic groups, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Stigma, myths and social attitudes about suicide can make […] Read more
Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide© Developed in collaboration with: American Association of Suicidology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Annenberg Public Policy Center, Associated Press Managing Editors, Canterbury Suicide Project […] Read more
An important objective of suicide prevention is to remove the stigma associated with suicide and mental health issues so that people will be more likely to seek the help they […] Read more
Suicide statistics for Vermont by region, age, sex and education status 2001 - 2014. Read more


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Vermont Suicide

Prevention Symposium

 August 18, 2020
 More details coming soon.



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.

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