Suicide Prevention

Suicide is preventable. It does, however touch the lives of many Vermonters every year.  In fact, while suicide has been increasing nationally over the past ten years, Vermont's suicide rate is higher than the national average.   

Ongoing stress and not knowing what is about to happen for long stretches of time can lead to mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety. With the Coronavirus outbreak, we are staying home to stay safe, but that can add to feelings of hopelessness and isolation.

If you or someone you know is having a hard time, getting help is key. Suicide is preventable. 

You can help - yourself or others - by getting help

Know what can put someone at risk of suicide, recognize the warning signs and reach out to get help before and during a crisis.

Please see the resources below. And if you are need immediate assistance, please  know:

Crisis Text Line

Suicide Prevention Resources

Risk and Protective Factors

Warning Signs

Talking about Suicide

Helping Someone Else

Contact Information

Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Sarah Squirrell
280 State Drive, NOB 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2010
Phone: (802) 241-0090
Fax: (802) 241-0100

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