Learn more about resources to support you and your community below.
- After Suicide
- For Communities
- Mental Health
- Substance Misuse
Vermont Crisis Text Line
Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text "VT" to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
24/7, free and confidential support and resources for people in distress and their loved ones.
The Trevor Project
24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. Text, chat, or call to reach a trained counselor. Free and confidential.
Peer support service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. Call someone trans to talk to, even not in crisis.
Veterans Crisis Line
If you're a veteran or service member and in crisis, there is support and are resources.
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Call or text 1-800-985-5990 – 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
Call or Text 1-833-943-5746. In English and Spanish. 24/7, Free, Confidential Hotline for Pregnant and New Moms. Interpreter Services are available in 60 languages. TTY users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746.
Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
Program that serves as a state-wide resource fostering a sustainable approach to suicide prevention in Vermont.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Federally supported resource devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
Take 5 to Save Lives
A public awareness campaign to prevent suicide. Learn 5 action steps to take to save a life.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message-spreading the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide.
Live Through This
Portraits and true stories of suicide attempt survivors to change public attitudes about suicide for the better.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – VT Chapter
Eliminate the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.
Lock to Live
Help temporarily reduce access to potentially dangerous things, like firearms, medicines, sharp objects, or other household items.
Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
Public-private partnership that fosters a sustainable approach to suicide prevention in Vermont.
Pathways Vermont Support Line
Talk with a caring person who understands what you are going through. Call or text (833) VT-TALKS / (833) 888-2557. Confidential.
The Vermont Help Card
Confidential help for mental health. Available in four formats – postcard, poster, wallet card, and postcard for survivors of suicide loss.
Vermont Department of Mental Health
Resources for Vermonters to support their mental health and well being.
COVID Support Vermont
Resources to help people cope with the pandemic with education and community services to promote empowerment and recovery.
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Independent, statewide mutual support and civil rights advocacy organization run by and for psychiatric survivors.
Designated Community Mental Health Agencies
Care provider network for mental health, substance use, intellectual and developmental disability services and community support.
Supports, educates and advocates so that all affected by mental illness or mental health challenges can build better lives.
Dial 2-1-1 for hundreds of community resources for emergencies, health, disability, seniors, transportation, and more.
Dial for hundreds of community resources including for emergencies, health, disability, seniors, transportation, and more.
Vermont Department of Children and Families
Find family and children benefits including: 3SquaresVT, Child Care Subsidy, Emergency Assistance, Essential Person, Fuel Assistance, Reach Up and Weatherization.
Social Media and Outreach Toolkits
Help spread awareness of suicide prevention and the Facing Suicide VT campaign in Vermont.
Best Practices in Media Reporting
Media reports can change perceptions and result in help-seeking when they include resources and messages of hope and recovery.
Action Alliance Successful Messaging
Research-based resource that outlines four critical issues to consider when messaging to the public about suicide.
CDC Social Media Tools, Guidelines & Best Practices
To assist in the planning, development, and implementation of social media activities, the following guidelines have been developed by the CDC to provide critical information on lessons learned, best practices, clearance information, and security requirements.
Social Media Safety Toolkit for Veterans
This toolkit outlines the steps you can take to provide support to the Veterans in your life if ever they express emotional distress, feelings of crisis, or thoughts of suicide on social media — helping to keep them safe and providing and encouraging them to connect with resources.
Vermont Recovery Network
9 local, consumer-driven, non-residential facilities which provide peer supports, sober recreation activities, volunteer opportunities, community education and recovery supporting services.
The Helplink is your connection to Alcohol and Drug Support Services. Call 802-565-LINK
Recovery Support Services in Vermont
Vermont Department of Health offers resources and information for recovery centers and peer support across Vermont.
Opioid Overdose Prevention & Naloxone Rescue Program
The Vermont Department of Health provides naloxone (Narcan®) and training through collaborations with community-based organizations. These partners distribute naloxone and provide overdose response training, opioid misuse prevention training, and referrals to treatment across Vermont.