Suicide Awareness & Support Training

Program Details

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Questions? Contact:

Deana Chase, LICSW, CCM

Senior Program Specialist (she/her) Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

New resources and supports are available to help Vermont organizations improve their ability to identify and support people who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. 

 The following free resources and supports are now available through the Facing Suicide – VT initiative, a new statewide suicide prevention project. The Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center are helping to organize these resources and services and look forward to working with you! 


Staff training on how to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicidality in an individual.
  • Respond with empathy, care, and support. 
  • Help the person find additional resources and access support for mental health. 
  • Talk about safe storage and access to lethal means
  •  Create a plan for sustaining suicide prevention awareness and skills among your staff.

  • Assess, identify, and adopt policies, procedures, and competencies that may improve how your organization responds to people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or suicidality.
“It can definitely be hard to ask someone how they are really doing and listening, but it was a great thing and I feel more confident!”
Training Participant

Supported by the Departments of Health and Mental Health through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Grant program