Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young adults. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 in 13 young adults in the United States ages 18 to 25 had serious thoughts of suicide between 2013 and 2014.
As September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we at the Libraries would like to remind you of all of the fantastic resources that the University has to offer. Most notably, the Center for Health and Wellbeing offers a wide range of services to support your mind, body, and soul while you’re at UVM. The Center for Health and Wellbeing offers care at several locations; including Living Well on the ground floor of the Davis Center, Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) located at the Jacob’s house on South Williams Street and in the Christie/Wright/Patterson Complex on Redstone, and Student Health Services; located in the UHC building on Pearl Street. For more information or support, stop by Living Well on the ground floor of the Davis Center and meet with their friendly and welcoming staff – including Tucker, UVM’s own therapy dog!
Also, keep an eye out for our regular de-stress events here at the Bailey/Howe, usually during midterms and finals!
For More Information…
If you are looking for information on suicide prevention from a research perspective, check out the following journals below. And as always feel free to stop by the Reference Desk for assistance!