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Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium

Caitlin Quinn, Master of Public Health (MPH) (she/her)

Caitlin Quinn is a public health analyst who works on suicide prevention epidemiology and surveillance at the Vermont Department of Health. She is very passionate about analyzing data to understand and survey populations at-risk for suicide, and how these data can help influence public health decision making.

Prior to working at the Vermont Department of Health, Caitlin earned her masters in public health in 2018, and comes from a research background in psychology.

2021 Pre-Symposium Webinar

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

Until recently, the ability to look at antecedent factors in Vermonters who died by suicide was limited. Important information, such as whether the person had a history of mental health challenges, was generally not available. Using data from the Vermont Violent Death Reporting System (VDRS) we are now able to examine suicide risk factors in more detail, with the goal of using the findings to strengthen suicide prevention efforts throughout the state. 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.

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