UVM is looking for Teen Mental Health Ambassadors

Teens with an interest in mental health and wellbeing may apply to become a Teen Health and Wellness Ambassador.

Mental health resources available to Vermonters

As impacts from the terrible recent mass murders committed in New York, California and Texas are being felt throughout the country, the state of Vermont is reminding Vermonters of the around-the-clock mental health resources available to them.

Police improve response to rising number of mental health calls

Middlebury police have seen the number of calls requesting mental health-related help rise from 54 in 2018 to 259 in 2021.

Bristol police seek to add a mental health staffer

The Bristol Police Chief is asking the selectboard to find money for a mental health counselor to help out on some Bristol police calls.

VUMS student video considers youth health

Recently the Vergennes Union Middle School Student Response Team created a powerful and informative video featuring interviews with youth and adults discussing mental health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the social and political reck … (read more)

Our kids are hurting — and their helpers need help

Children’s mental health has reached such a crisis point that it’s been declared a national emergency.

Protecting youth mental health

In December, the Office of U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released an advisory called “Protecting Youth Mental Health.”

How to discuss mental health with others

Do you struggle with your mental health and have a difficult time in getting people you know to be more understanding?

Mental health care ‘at crisis point’ with counselors overwhelmed

ADDISON COUNTY — While job openings gape across sectors statewide, scarce human resources can be a matter of life and death in the field of professional mental health support.“We’re at a crisis point,” said Rachel Lee Cummings, executive director of Couns … (read more)

Health & Wellbeing: Counselors address mental health during the pandemic

Many states are reopening their businesses and providing outdoor seating at eateries as the pandemic curve has slowly started to flatten across the country. Regardless, COVID-19 is still a very real concern, and the lasting effects of this public heath em … (read more)