LifeAct’s mission is to prevent suicide by teaching young people to recognize the warning signs of suicide in themselves and their peers, and to seek professional help.
Our trained, credentialed instructors deliver LifeAct’s in-school educational program, Recognizing Teen Depression and Preventing Suicide, to more than 30,000 Ohio youth every year. Last school year alone, 2,504 students came forward for help after attending our program.
LifeAct instructors have presented its lifesaving program to more than 230,000 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.