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The Center for Health and Learning (CHL) is a Vermont-based non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for initiatives that inspire optimal mental health for all. CHL work focuses on mental health and wellness promotion and prevention — including substance misuse and suicide prevention — and is the parent organization for the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center (VTSPC).

Our mission is to build healthy communities through educational resources, leadership training, policy development, and technical assistance. CHL is focused on improving school and community health. 

Our staff and consultants apply expertise in health and education to design training, develop resources, and carry out research and evaluation.


CHL is a non-profit organization whose work promotes mental health and builds a foundation for healthy schools and communities.


CHL works to improve public mental health via training, policy, evaluation, research, and resource development.


CHL works with Schools, Health Care Providers and Coalitions, State and National Agencies, and Organizations.

Featured Programs

VTSPC Programs

VTSPC’s mission is to create health-promoting communities in which schools, Institutions of Higher Education, public and private agencies, and people of all ages have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and resources to reduce the risk of suicide.

Umatter® Programs

Umatter® is a suicide prevention program that teaches young people and adults to recognize and address depression and risk factors and build strengths through self-care and community action.

Finding a Mental Health Professional in Vermont

Do you or someone you know need assistance finding a mental health professional who can work with you in the state of Vermont? View our resource guide to get started.

Lethal Means Safety

The Center for Health and Learning (CHL), in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health (VDH), have published new resource guides on Lethal Means Safety

Training Opportunities

We offer training opportunities in suicide prevention, mental health, and substance misuse to anyone in Vermont and beyond.

In Person

Facilitated Training at a conference center, or at your place of business

Online & Hybrid

Facilitated Training delivered online, or in a hybrid model

Online Courses

Online, asynchronous courses that are flexible, and available when you have time

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