Suicide Prevention Across Vermont

How Can We Support Our Family, Friends, or Neighbors who have Suicidal Thoughts?Vermont suicide rates are alarming. According to the VT Suicide Prevention Center, “Vermonters have consistently died by suicide at a rate more than 30% higher than the national average...

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Dragon Breaths, Rainbow Walks and Puppet Shows

How a school based-clinician helps students learn to manage big feelings and cope with Covid When people ask me what I do for a living I tell them, “I play”. Actually, I am a licensed clinical mental counselor working for Lamoille County Mental Health Services...

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Lifeline – Dialing in to Stop Suicide

Lifeline – an innovative and accessible resource for Vermont suicide prevention IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN CRISIS OR ARE IN CRISIS YOURSELF Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to...

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Food as a foundation to mental health and connection

Food (In)security: Keeping food flowing provides connection to people and other helpful resources; offering more than we may ever know. As with all the Designated Agencies in Vermont, when the pandemic began to impact the communities we serve, the Clara Martin Center...

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Wearing the Hat of Many Professions

Direct Support Professionals offer support to those with unique needs and preferences “Realizing we all face challenges and struggles puts all of us on an even playing field, which allows us to grow and learn together.”Anne Margaret McElroy (former GMSS DSP) Gina...

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Intensive Outpatient Programs Work for Our Youth in Crisis

Crossroads Intensive Outpatient Program Offers a lifeline of hope and recovery for those in Mental Health Crisis Johnny is 16 and has always been a bit of an anxious boy. Sitting in the hospital emergency department, he was really anxious and desperate. In middle...

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Going Mobile to Better Reach People Misusing Substances

On an early morning Zoom call in December, three Howard Center staffers gathered to finalize design details for a vehicle that will provide mobile opioid use disorder treatment beginning in the first half of 2023. Looking like a mid-size RV on the outside and a...

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Vermont Comforts of Home- Alternative Care for Vermonters

Vermont Comforts of Home offers an alternative to nursing home placement for Vermonters 18 and older who qualify for nursing home level of care. Our goal is to offer a home environment with a person or family who are willing to share their home and provide the...

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