In the News

In the News

· The Vermont Department of Mental Health (DMH) began to solicit applications on Feb. 16 for grants that will pay for structural upgrades to supportive housing and community-based mental health facilities, with an aim of boosting safety and accessibility and improving...
Segue House Cited for Violations

Segue House Cited for Violations

The Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living’s Division of Licensing and Protection (DLP) conducted an “unannounced on-site re-licensure survey and complaint investigation” at Segue House in Montpelier in February. The state regulators identified...
Mad Pride to Come to Burlington

Mad Pride to Come to Burlington

Vermont Mad Pride Day will take place on July 16, 2022, in Burlington. Attendees will gather at Church and Main streets for a march at noon to Battery Park, where festivities will continue – with speeches, music, and food and drink – until 3 p.m. Cities around the...
Legislature Considers Peer Mental Health Bills

Legislature Considers Peer Mental Health Bills

The first week of Vermont’s legislative session saw the introduction of two bills that would dramatically advance the development of peer-based mental health services in the state. Five peer-led mental health organizations – Alyssum, Another Way, MadFreedom, Pathways...
New Use-of-Force Policy for Police Takes Effect

New Use-of-Force Policy for Police Takes Effect

Vermont’s first statewide use-of-force policy for police went into effect on Oct. 1, 2021. In preparation, law enforcement officers received in-person training by the Vermont Police Academy in August and September, with a self-identified psychiatric survivor providing...
Act 114 Petitions Decline Slightly in FY21

Act 114 Petitions Decline Slightly in FY21

On Jan. 15, the Vermont General Assembly learned that the Department of Mental Health (DMH) recorded 50 incidences of court-approved involuntary non-emergency psychiatric medication in Vermont hospitals in fiscal year 2021 (FY21), which began on July 1, 2020, and...

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