Need support now?
- If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, dial 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.
- Call 2-1-1 or 1-866-652-4636 anywhere in Vermont or visit Vermont 211 to get live referral help to public and private state and community services.
- Contact the Trevor Project call, chat and text options. Call 1-866-488-7386 or text 678678
- For multilingual support call 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Find support at an agency near you
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, 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 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.