Offered Virtually Again This Year!

August 4th, 2021 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tickets are $99 per person. Scholarships are Available!

Each ticket enables one user to access Symposium virtual content during the live event, and recorded content after the event.
Bulk tickets available at a reduced price. Scholarships available for those who need them. Apply for a Scholarship Here.

About the Symposium

The Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium 2021 brings together stakeholders to facilitate collaborations to strengthen suicide prevention. This year, “Connecting Communities to Support and Sustain Suicide Prevention” includes tools and approaches for promoting connection and sustainability, and to inform policy and practice. Keynotes and workshops focus on co-ocurring disorders,  support for at-risk populations, youth and schools, and using lived experiences ln prevention. 

The Symposium benefits anyone with an interest in learning more about current and forthcoming resources, best practices and ongoing conversations surrounding suicide and self- harm prevention. This includes and is not limited to those with lived experience, advocates, professionals working within healthcare, social services, substance misuse programming, mental health services, youth and family engagement and anyone who wants to get involved in this important work.

Keynote Speakers

Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium 2021, Connecting Communities to Support and Sustain Suicide Prevention is honored to showcase these amazing presenters at this years VIRTUAL event! In addition to the diverse and talented Keynote speakers, we have carefully selected additional presenters with a wide range of expertise speaking about their life experiences.

Shelby Rowe is the program manager for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center,...
David Rettew, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at...
Victor Armstrong serves as Director of the NC Division of Mental Health,...

FREE Webinars

Pre-Symposium Webinar

July 27, 2021
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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Suicide Deaths in Vermont:
The Intersection of
Mental Health Challenges,
Lethal Means and Biological Sex

Presented by: Tom Delaney, PhD and Caitlin Quinn, MPH

This presentation will focus on the interaction of key factors seen in people who died by suicide, including the person’s history of mental health challenges, the lethal means used for suicide, and their biological sex.

*You must register for this webinar to participate.

Pre-Symposium Webinar

July 28, 2021
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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Sustaining Yourself At Work

Presented by: Amelia Franck Meyer, Ed.D, LISW

This training will provide an understanding of how to sustain yourself in the work by providing key learnings and mindset shift.

*You must register for this webinar to participate.

Our Sponsors

Major Funding for this event is provided by
Vermont Department of Mental Health

Brought To You By:

This conference is developed and coordinated by Center for Health and Learning and VT Suicide Prevention Center, a public-private partnership of CHL.

Center for Health and Learning is the developer of Umatter Suicide Prevention.


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