LifeAct's mission is to prevent teen suicide by educating youth to recognize depression and the warning signs of suicide and access help for themselves and/or their peers.
Our trained, credentialed instructors deliver LifeAct’s in-school educational programs, Suicide Prevention and Stress Management, to more than 25,000 Ohio youth every year. Last school year alone, 2,407 students came forward for help after attending our program.
LifeAct instructors have presented its lifesaving program to more than 325,000+ students in more than 200 Ohio schools. Research-based analysis shows that students who experience the program are significantly more likely to seek help for themselves or others. LifeAct teaches students to be the first line of defense in preventing suicide. LifeAct saves children’s lives.
LifeAct has formed dynamic partnerships with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and FrontLine Service, partners who we rely upon as vital links in the chain of suicide prevention. They continue to help expand the educational, assessment, and referral services that LifeAct makes available to teens.
However, LifeAct is not just for students and teens, but for adults as well. Adult Programming, established in 2020, certifies adults in the workplace, educators, and professionals with QPR training (Question, Persuade, Refer). This training equips adults with tools to help save a life from suicide. Currently, LifeAct is working to expand its programs to reach more individual with life-saving mental health education.