The event of someone taking their own life is tragic and has a devastating effect on our Vermont families and communities.
Suicide may not be predictable, but people who may be considering suicide may display signs, such as alcohol or drug abuse; mental health issues such as depression; physical illness such as a chronic disease; financial troubles; or problems at home, school or in the workplace. Teen suicide is a real concern in Vermont, and many organizations, schools and mental health agencies have led communities to become more aware of the issue and to support families and friends after an event of suicide. To prevent suicide, we must work together to support youth and adults who are in crisis. We must offer hope that there is help available and that those considering suicide can recover to lead fulfilling lives.
For more information on youth suicide prevention and how to access Vermont resources: Vermont Suicide Prevention Center.