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Families will be thrilled with Burlington, Vermont. Parents will want to bring kids of all ages to the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, featuring 70 Lake Champlain species and over 100 interactive activities. And when fathers want to step back in time with their kids, they can always go to the Ethan Allen Homestead. In addition to hands-on history exhibits and the home of the famous Revolutionary War hero, you can spend all day on the nature trails and picnic areas. And when mothers want to take their kids out for a show, you'll have plenty of options for movies and live entertainment, including Roxy Merrill's Cinema, Palace 9 Cinema, and Higher Ground. For a delicious and fun destination, take the whole gang to Lake Champlain Chocolates. They love kids there, and there are free samples for everyone.1

Mental Health in Burlington

In Burlington, 19.8 percent of the population are children under 18 years of age.2 With such a young population, suicide awareness programs are highly important. The Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention Platform is one such program that aims to inform the public about warning signs indicative of suicidal thought and improve youth mental health through educational, outreach, and prevention and intervention programs. Additionally, the organization provides a help line for suicidal young people so they know they're not alone and that counseling is at hand. That number is 1-800-273-8255.3

Bereaved residents of Burlington can come together and share in their grief and find support in the Bereavement Group at St. Andrew's Church. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday's of each month and provides a safe, caring and nurturing place for individuals to experience their grief and be comforted by those who have also lost a loved one. Groups are open to all who are grieving. Call 802-860-4410 for more details.4

Current Education

The Burlington School District has expanded learning opportunities available to all district students. Thanks in part to a large 21st Century Community Center Learning Grant, the district offers programs for English language learners, tutoring for at-risk kids, as well as enrichment programs for children who are intellectually gifted. Math and literacy programs help kids acquire better academic skills, while exciting programs such as skiing, cooking and arts and crafts help kids stay and shape and find their inner creativity. For additional information about these programs, call 802-865-5332.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Burlington, VT. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlington,_Vermont.
2. United States Census Bureau. (2017). State and County QuickFacts - Vermont. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/50000.html.
3. Vermont Department of Health. (2017). Suicide Prevention. Retrieved from http://healthvermont.gov/family/injury/suicide_prevent.aspx.
4. Fletcher Allen Healthcare. (2017). Grief Resources. Retrieved from http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/support_groups/grief/.
5. Burlington School District. (2017). Expanded Learning. Retrieved from http://burlington-afterschool-part.district.bsd.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml?gid=2364081&sessionid=813e08ed321466b7e3f9812ef500a027.

Burlington is located in Chittenden County, Vermont. It has a land area of 10.30 square miles and a water area of 5.18 square miles.  The population of Burlington is 42,452 people with 16,153 households and a median annual income of $44,671. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Burlington is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Burlington are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.