Do you think you need help? If you are worried that you or someone you know is suicidal, remember you are not alone. Help is nearby.
• In an emergency dial 911
• Go to the nearest emergency room
• Talk to someone who can help, dial your local crisis hotline
• Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255 (TTY: (800) 799-4889
• If you are a US military veteran
call (800) 273-8255 and press 1
Never leave a suicidal person alone.
This site is a teaching site with information on warning signs, risk factors, protective factors, mental health agency information and ways to help young people (and anyone) feel better. It suggests some actions you can take if you find yourself in a crisis situation. It is not, however, meant to be a comprehensive guide nor does it provide a substitute for professional help from counselors and doctors. Suicide prevention training is available for individuals who come into frequent, direct contact with youth.
Umatter You Can Get Help for young people to find the help they need.
Center for Health & Learning for information on suicide prevention trainings and other topics public health.
The Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Umatter Youth Suicide Prevention Program developed by Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Depart of Mental Health under grant number SM058383 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS, as part of the Garret Lee Smith Memorial Act grant.