Three Vermont locations will host Out of the Darkness Walks in the months of September and October, to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Individuals are invited to walk or to donate to a walker. AFSP has set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025, […]
A large study published this year found significant results related to heavy alcohol use and male suicide risk. Among men, those who died by suicide experienced an 8% increase in heavy alcohol use at the onset of the recent recession than did men in a non-suicide comparison group, whose alcohol use decreased by 2%. September […]
Last night I read the heartbreaking Facebook entry of a Vermont mother who lost her daughter to suicide five years ago. Her daughter would have been 21 today. She implored anyone suffering from suicidal thoughts to reach out and get help. What happens when someone asks for help? If you ask people what you should […]
National Suicide Prevention Week is September 5 – 11, 2016, and World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, 2016. WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY: CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, CARE Saturday, September 10, marks World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to create awareness of the preventable public health crisis of suicide. Every individual in a community can take an […]
By Kyle Midura, WCAX.com MONTPELIER, Vt. -Those who work in the business of guns long enough must come to terms with the possibility that they’ll sell a weapon to someone preparing to take their own life with it.”I remember the guy, I remember the event, it’s something that you don’t really let go of. It doesn’t […]
The Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition invites you to a PRESS CONFERENCE that will provide a one-year update on the VERMONT GUN SHOP PROJECT, an ongoing collaboration among the Vermont Department of Mental Health; the Vermont Federation of Sportsman’s Clubs, Inc.; Gun Owners of Vermont; and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center.