Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
- Preventing Suicide
- Services, Information, and Resources
- The Vermont Suicide Prevention Platform
- Data Brief: Suicide in Vermont
Completed suicides are only part of the problem. More people are hospitalized or treated and released as a result of suicide attempts than are fatally injured.
While suicide is often viewed as a response to a single stressful event, it is a far more complicated issue.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Vermont 2-1-1 is a 24/7 live health and human services information and referral service for all of Vermont.
Suicide Facts (Centers for Disease Control) www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/suicide-overview.htm
Warning signs of suicide
American Association of Suicidology
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention Platform is the product of a coordinated approach to reducing suicide and suicidal behaviors. The Department of Health, the Department of Mental Health, and a suicide prevention planning team in conjunction with an advocacy group, Vermonters for Suicide Prevention, have developed the goals for this platform:
- Reduce the rates of suicide attempts and other suicidal behaviors.
- Prevent suicide deaths across the life span.
- Reduce the harmful after-effects associated with suicidal behaviors and the traumatic impact of suicide on family and friends.
- Improve mental health of Vermonters through early intervention, crisis treatment, and continuing care.