Suicide Prevention Across the Lifespan


Did You Know?

Suicide is a national problem. Each year, approximately 43,000 Americans die by suicide, making it the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.



We are committed to education and prevention and have the following available:

  • Our "Suicide Across the Lifespan"  booklet contains valuable resources, as well as information about how you can help someone who is at risk. For a free copy of the booklet, please call 802-488-6911.
  • Free gun locks
  • Free medication lock boxes

The booklet contains the following information:

  • Suicide Risk Factors
  • Warning Signs as Potential Indicators
  • The "Why" Behind Suicide
  • Responding to Suicidal Behavior
  • Responding to Someone who Says They are Thinking About Suicide: Take it Seriously
  • Treatment Options
  • Who May be at Increased Risk
  • Protective Factors
  • Common Suicide Facts

More Info: What We Know About Suicide Nationally and in Vermont

Local Resources

First Call for Chittenden County: 802-488-7777

Call 9-1-1

Call 2-1-1: A free confidential service for Vermonters seeking information about services

Poison Control: (800) 222-1222

Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: 800-639-6071

Vermont Family Network: 800-800-4005

Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

National Suicide Prevention Resources

American Association of Suicidology

AAS is a national non-profit that promotes information about suicide as a health problem and education about suicide prevention.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP raises awareness, provides resources related to suicide prevention and supports people impacted by suicide.

Crisis Text Line

A 24/7 service that provides support through text for any type of crisis. Text 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For crisis calls at anytime from anywhere in the U.S. (800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

SPRC supports suicide prevention with the best of science, skills and practice to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention by developing programs, implementing interventions and promoting policies to prevent suicide.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. (866) 488-7386 or text “Trevor” to (202) 304-1200

Veterans’ Crisis Line

The Veterans’ Crisis Line connects veterans and their families with qualified, caring responders through a 24/7 hotline. Call (800) 273-8255 and Press 1, or text 838255.

If you are interested in learning more about Suicide Prevention, please call First Call for Chittenden County at (802) 488-7777. You may also call to request copies of our complimentary "Suicide Across the Lifespan" resource booklet.

The information included here is not intended as an alternative to medical care. Please consult your physician for appropriate medical care.

If you are in crisis and in Chittenden County, call First Call for Chittenden County at 802-488-7777. Regardless of where you live, you can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273- TALK (8255), call 911, or go to your local Emergency Department.