Prevent Teen Suicide

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If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to talk anonymously with a compassionate and trained counselor: 800-273-TALK (8255).

 

 

Need support now?

  • Text VT to 741741

The Vermont Crisis Text Line connects individuals with professional help through a free, 24/7 text support line.  

For more information on youth suicide prevention and how to access Vermont resources: Vermont Suicide Prevention Center.

    Suicide and Youth in Vermont

    Suicide is a leading cause of death for Vermont’s youth and young adults. The encouraging news is that there are many effective suicide prevention programs that can bring hope, connectedness, and recovery to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide. Suicide is a complex issue, and suicide is never the result of one cause.

    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 or anxiety; physical illness such as a chronic disease; financial troubles; or problems at home, with peers, at school or in the workplace.

    Many organizations, schools and mental health agencies are leading communities to become more aware of the issue and to support families and friends to help prevent suicide, and support people after a suicide. To prevent suicide, we must work together to support youth and young adults who are in crisis.

    Help is available

    If you have a counselor, continue to work with them as usual or schedule additional sessions as needed. Most counselors in Vermont are now available by using tele-meetings. If you would like to connect with a counselor, there are services statewide. Find support at an agency near you.

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