Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Vermont’s youth and young adults. There is often not a single cause of suicide. For many people, it results from multiple stressors. Learn the warning signs, and if you or someone you know may be at risk of suicide, get help immediately.
Many people who die by suicide show one or more warning signs, often through what they say or do. Here are some warning signs:
Alcohol or drug misuse
Mental illness such as depression or anxiety
Problems at home, with peers, at school or in the workplace.
We need to work together to prevent suicide and support youth and young adults in crisis.
If you have a counselor, continue to work with them as usual or schedule additional sessions as needed. If you would like to connect with a counselor, there are services available.
|Facing Suicide VT||Access to suicide prevention, education, support, and advocacy resources.|
Live referral help to public and private state and community services.
|Vermont Care Partners||Find intake and crisis lines at an agency near you.|
|Vermont Suicide Prevention Center||For more information on youth suicide prevention and how to access Vermont resources.|
|Outright Vermont||For LGBTQ+ Youth Crisis Support|
|Vermont Department of Mental Health||Know what can put someone at risk of suicide, recognize the warning signs and reach out to get help before and during a crisis.|