Suicide Touches the Lives of Many Vermonters.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide,
Call 988 for the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) or text VT to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line. Trained counselors are available 24/7.
If you are concerned about your or a loved one's safety or need emergency medical services,
In 2021, there were 142 suicide deaths among Vermont residents. This is the highest number and rate of suicide deaths recorded in Vermont. Suicide impacts the whole community. Vermont’s intentional self-harm and death by suicide rates are significantly higher than the United States' rate. Suicide is also a major public health issue nationally.
Suicide is preventable and help is available.
Everyone has a role in saving lives and create healthy and strong individuals, families, and communities. Know the risk factors, recognize the warning signs and reach out to get help before and during a crisis.
New Suicide Prevention Initiative: FacingSuicideVT.com
Facing Suicide VT is a new statewide prevention initiative supported by the Vermont Department of Health and the Department of Mental Health through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program. This statewide prevention effort provides access to suicide prevention, education, support, and advocacy resources. By sharing our stories and talking about suicide in our state, we can make it easier to ask for help and get help when needed. We can help ourselves and each other when we start facing suicide in Vermont together. Learn more about Facing Suicide VT.