The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center believe that educating the professionals that work within our communities is an important aspect of suicide prevention efforts.
Suicide Prevention Resources
- Professional Prevention and Postvention Protocols
- Umatter Professional Protocol Brochures and Posters
On this page:
- CDC Recommendations for a Community Plan: Prevention and Containment of Suicide Clusters – These guidelines remain the current best practice guidelines for preventing and containing suicide clusters.
- Suicide Clusters within American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities (PDF) This publication from SAMHSA examines what is known about suicide clusters within American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations and uses that information to provide recommendations for stakeholders working to prevent and contain suicide clusters within AI/AN communities. Also available here: https://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA17-5050
- Mobile Resources to Support Behavioral Health: Download Free Apps from SAMHSA
- Promote positive behavioral health in your community. SAMHSA has resources that can help address some of the toughest mental health and substance use challenges, including suicide prevention, bullying prevention, behavioral health following a disaster, and underage drinking prevention.
- Suicide Safe helps health care providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients.
- KnowBullying provides information and guidance on ways to prevent bullying and build resilience in children. A great tool for parents and educators, KnowBullying is meant for kids ages 3 to 18.
- SAMHSA Disaster App provides responders with access to critical resources—like Psychological First Aid and Responder Self-Care—and SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to help responders provide support to survivors after a disaster.
- Talk. They Hear You is an interactive game that can help parents and caregivers prepare for one of the more important conversations they may ever have with children—underage drinking.
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center:
- High School Toolkit:
- Role of the Media in Preventing Suicide:
- National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide: 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 four of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
- Primary Care Provider Curriculum: This five-part curriculum is designed to inform primary care professionals working in public mental health settings about the unique aspects of behavioral health settings, the people they serve, as well as the opportunities and roles that primary care professionals play in helping to improve the whole health of individuals with serious mental illnesses.
- Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care: www.sprc.org/settings/primary-care/toolkit
- Workshops and Toolkits:
- The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S): A collaboration of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the Education Development Center (EDC) – both organizations have extensive experience in addressing suicide and suicide prevention. suicideprevention-icrc-s.org
- Workplace Wellness: An Employer’s Guide to Policy Approaches to Address Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Mental Health, Suicide, and Chronic Disease – Wyoming Department of Health
- Clinicians as Survivors: After a Suicide Loss: Resources for Clinicians who have Lost a Patient and/or Family Member to Suicide – This site provides resources and information for therapists as survivors of suicide
- Talking about suicide and lgbt populations http://www.sprc.org/sites/default/files/resource-program/talking-about-suicide-and-lgbt-populations-2nd-edition.pdf
- Zero Suicide Outcome Story: Chickasaw Nation Departments of Health and Family Services (case example)
- Workshops and Toolkits: www.sprc.org/training-institute/workshops-and-toolkits
- The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S): A collaboration of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the Education Development Center (EDC) – both organizations have extensive experience in addressing suicide and suicide prevention.suicideprevention-icrc-s.org
- Workplace Wellness: – An Employer’s Guide to Policy Approaches to Address Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Mental Health, Suicide, and Chronic Disease – Wyoming Department of Health