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Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide

by Center for Health & Learning
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide
Partnering With You to Prevent Suicide

We at the Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center are aware that a number of donations have come to our organization due to the tragic loss of your friend, family member, or colleague to suicide.  We are so sorry for your loss.  

The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, Vermont Department of Health, and Vermont Department of Mental Health collaborated and created a Survivors of Suicide Vermont Resource Packet which includes local and national resources, including local support groups. Links to the documents included in the resources packet can be found below: 

*Resources for Survivors

*Mental Health Agency Crisis Line Numbers by Region (PDF)

*Mental Health Agency Crisis Line Numbers by Region (Website)

*Vermont Mental Health and Grief Support Resources by Region 2017

*Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Groups in Vermont 2020

*Survivors of Suicide Vermont Resource Packet

*Self Care Tips after a Suicide Loss

*Vermont HELP Postcard

We sincerely hope that the information here is helpful to you and your family and friends during this period of shock and grief. Please know that you are not alone. There are many people here for you. Please feel free to contact the VTSuicide Prevention Center for more information or resources.

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Thanks to regional media partners, platforms and agencies across Vermont, the word about suicide prevention awareness and support is getting out.

As part of September’s Suicide Prevention Month, Brattleboro’s Center For Health And Learning (C|H|L) played an active part of the national movement to bolster public education around ongoing suicide prevention strategies, training, and funding needs. Suicide remains a growing public health concern across Vermont and the region, and C|H|L works with an array of regional media to promote better understanding, best practices, programs and resources.

Thanks to media groups including PBS, VT Digger, the New York Times, VPR, Catamount Access Television, The Bennington Banner, and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, a significant awareness campaign improved reach, frequency and impression rates across the state.

Quarterly reporting to Vermont’s Department Of Mental Health revealed increased efforts statewide, applying integrated media for improving public awareness around the issues and resources for mental health support. C|H|L provided press releases to 53 regional newspapers, PSA’s were sent to 62 radio stations, and VPR interviewed C|H|L’s Executive Director JoEllen Tarrallo for a live radio talk on Zero Suicide on September 19th, which was then linked on multiple websites and distributed via e-mail as a podcast.

In addition to earned media were disseminated information kits, webpages, articles, PSA’s and Youtube videos, all integral parts of awareness campaigns CHL deployed across Vermont. Key partners like Vermont’s Agency Of Human Services, The University Of Vermont, The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, Vermont Care Partners, and The Suicide Prevention Resource Center all participated to ensure that a high quality of approved messaging reached the public.

C|H|L’s ongoing efforts in suicide prevention awareness and comprehensive health education strives to address major issues facing organizations, schools and communities. 

Next week, CHL will be conducting an end of year Crowdfunding campaign.  Please look out for it and consider supporting us with your end of year giving!

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Center for Health & Learning

Location: Brattleboro, VT - USA
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Twitter: @health_learning
Project Leader:
Sara Haimowitz
Brattleboro, VT United States
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