Resources and Supports for Vermonters with Disabilities

If you are a Vermonter living with a disability, support is available.

If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.

Improving Mental Wellness for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities experience a higher risk of suicide than the general population due to a variety of complex factors including mental illness, increased social stressors, social isolation, inadequate family support, low income, and substance and/or alcohol misuse.

Individuals and organizations can play a role in reducing these risks, and help children and adults with disabilities lead happier, healthier, and longer lives. Actions include creating better employment opportunities that allow for financial independence, fostering fulfilling relationships, and improving access to inclusive health care.

Source: Understanding suicide and disability through three major disabling conditions: Intellectual disability, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis(2010)