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If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide trained counselors are available 24/7: 

For multilingual support:  

  • Call 800-985-5990 or  

  • Text TalkWithUs to 66746 

Help is Available. From Distress to Crisis, Call 988 or Text VT to 741741; Peer Support, Call/Text 833-888-2557; More Resources at

Suicide and Youth in Vermont

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Vermont’s youth and young adults. There is often not a single cause of suicide. For many people, it results from multiple stressors. Learn the warning signs, and if you or someone you know may be at risk of suicide, get help immediately. 

Many people who die by suicide show one or more warning signs, often through what they say or do. Here are some warning signs: 

  • Alcohol or drug misuse 

  • Mental illness such as depression or anxiety  

  • Financial troubles 

  • Problems at home, with peers, at school or in the workplace. 

We need to work together to prevent suicide and support youth and young adults in crisis. 

Help is Available

If you have a counselor, continue to work with them as usual or schedule additional sessions as needed. If you would like to connect with a counselor, there are services available.  

Resource Description 
Facing Suicide VT  Access to suicide prevention, education, support, and advocacy resources. 
Vermont 211  

Live referral help to public and private state and community services. 
Contact: Call 2-1-1 or 1-866-652-4636 

Vermont Care Partners   Find intake and crisis lines at an agency near you.
Vermont Suicide Prevention Center  For more information on youth suicide prevention and how to access Vermont resources
Outright Vermont  For LGBTQ+ Youth Crisis Support 
Vermont Department of Mental Health   Know what can put someone at risk of suicide, recognize the warning signs and reach out to get help before and during a crisis. 


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