Community Men

Resources and Supports for Men in Vermont

If you are a man and living in Vermont, help is available.

Improving Mental Wellness for Men

Men are much more likely than women to die by suicide in Vermont and in the country. Among the reasons for this are that they are more likely than women to use firearms in attempting suicide and less likely than women to ask for help and access mental health support. They are also subject to a variety of cultural expectations that can contribute to risk.

To reduce suicide risk and improve mental wellness, individuals and organizations can combat the societal stigma for men seeking treatment, reduce access to lethal means like firearms when people are in crisis, and support peer mental health networks.

Source: Suicide Prevention Resource Center