The Vermont Department of Mental Health (DHM) committed to the Zero Suicide framework for suicide prevention statewide in 2015. Zero Suicide is a framework that focuses on the evidence-based foundation that suicide is preventable. The report below outlines the Vermont Department of Mental Health’s lessons learned and their recommendations for future planning and implementation of Zero Suicide efforts in health care organizations across Vermont. This report is published by the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center.
Their findings state the need for continued focus on the use of CAMS and development of effective training and supporting new and previously non-CAMS trained clinicians to become CAMS trained. CAMS has worked closely with a number of mental health providers in Vermont to train their clinicians including the Center for Health and Learning and UEMRVT.