'Facing Suicide VT' campaign highlights real Vermonters' stories of struggle
Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death in Vermont, and state health officials want to change that.
Vermont's departments of health and mental health launched a new initiative called Facing Suicide VT, timed to National Suicide Prevention Month. The initiative uses real stories from Vermonters to teach people about warning signs, dispel common myths and provide resources so people can get needed help.
Our guest is:
- Nick Nichols, suicide prevention program coordinator at the Vermont Department of Health
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, help is available
- National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: call 988 or text 988
- Click here for an online chat with the the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Veterans Crisis Line & Military Crisis Line: call 1-800-273-8255, press 1
- LGTBQ crisis line: call 1-866-488-7386 or text 678678
- Crisis Text Line: text "VT" to 741-741
- Resources with the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
Broadcast live at noon on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.