COVID-19’s impact on Vermont’s mental and behavioral health support system has been a double-edged sword. As more Vermonters experience social isolation due to disruption in their normal activities, more are also experiencing severe mental health crises and suicide ideation. At the same time, Vermont’s health system is not robust enough around mental health to handle this new influx, creating a real-back up of patients—particularly young people—in emergency departments waiting to be seen.Read more about "The VT COVID-19 Response Fund Recovery Initiatives: A Q+A on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention"
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The Vermont Community Foundation Announces Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Focused COVID-19 Recovery Initiative
Today, the Vermont Community Foundation announced $150,000 in grants to expand Vermonters’ access to mental health and suicide prevention care as part of the newest recovery initiative from its VT COVID-19 Response Fund.Read more about "The Vermont Community Foundation Announces Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Focused COVID-19 Recovery Initiative"
The Resilience of Community
We are grateful to the many donors and partners that have supported the VT COVID-19 Response Fund. Community Foundation fundholders, corporate donors, and donations of all sizes from Vermont residents have supported the Fund. Some of the Fund’s lead donors and partners include:
- Vermont Public Radio
- Katz Amsterdam Charitable Trust
- National Life Group Foundation
- Seventh Generation Foundation
- Ben & Jerry's Foundation
- Johnson Family Foundation