As Suicide Rate Climbs, How To Help Those In Crisis
New data show a sharp rise in the nationwide suicide rate, and Vermont's rate is significantly above the national average.
There's also a growing national awareness of the scope of suicide as a serious widespread public health problem.
We're talking about these alarming statistics, and about what we can do — both individually and as a state — to prevent suicide and help people in crisis.
We're joined by:
- Thomas Delaney, assistant professor at UVM's Larner College of Medicine who studies suicide prevention
- Alison Krompf, senior policy advisor at the Vermont Department of Mental Health and a former crisis clinician
- JoEllen Tarallo, director of the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
Here are some resources, if you or someone you know is considering suicide:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Veterans Crisis Line & Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
- Crisis Text Line: 741-741
- Vermont Suicide Prevention Center: http://vtspc.org/
- In emergency situations, call 911.
This show will be broadcast live on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.