Suicide touches the lives of many Vermonters. Our intentional self-harm and death by suicide rates are significantly higher than the United States rates. Find help, learn about warning, signs, risk and protective factors. Read about what Vermont is doing to prevent suicide.
How are we doing in our efforts to promote mental health, screen for depression, and prevent suicide?
Here is prevention information, support and resources for families who may be dealing with suicide, sudden infant death and bereavement.
Injury prevention is part of a comprehensive approach to enhancing health and quality of life for all Vermonters. Vermont's Injury Prevention Program uses data to determine activities while improving our understanding of the causes of injury, populations that are most at risk, and trends in a particular type of injury; and assessing the impact of prevention programs.
Suicide is a leading cause of death for all ages, both nationally and in Vermont. A suicide is when a person is successful in an intentional action to end their life.