Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium

Substance Use Disorders and Suicide in Rural Communities

Presented by: Sanchit Maruti, MD, MS

This workshop provides an improved understanding and practical approaches for evaluating and managing individuals with suicidal ideation in Rural communities.

Presentation Summary:

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States accounting for over 47,500 deaths in 2019. Additionally there were over 1.38 Million suicide attempts in 2019. This presentation will highlight the major risk factors for suicidal ideation in individuals with substance use disorders. It will assist practitioners in describing screening methods for evaluating suicidal ideation and identifying key elements of safety planning for persons with suicidal ideation.

Our Sponsors

Vermont Association of Hospitals
Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC)
Vermont Public Health Association
Margolis Healy
UVM Medical Center
Chroma Technology
Vermont Department of Health–Dept. of Maternal and Child Health
Vermont Care Partners
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense
Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement and Innovation
Image Relay
North Country Hospital
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
C & S Wholesale Grocers
Grace Cottage
Blue Cross Blue Shield of VT
One Care of VT
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