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Adolescent suicide is a serious public health concern in Vermont, and the presence of firearms in the home is a known risk factor. Suicide attempts with firearms are more likely to be completed than attempts with other means, with an 85% mortality rate of suicide with firearms compared to 5% with other means. This project aimed to assess attitudes, comfort, and perceived roles among school personnel in addressing gun safety and access to firearms with Vermont students and parents.


Wendy Davis MD

University of Vermont

Kristin Fontaine

University of Vermont


Adolescent Health, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Mental Health and Mental Disorders

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Attitudes & Roles Regarding Firearm Access and Suicide Prevention in Vermont Middle & High Schools