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LifeAct is Awarded All-Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award

This award recognizes creativity, execution, achievement, and overall excellence of a specific project or program completed by an Ohio nonprofit organization for Small to Mid-Size Budget Category (operating under one million dollars).

In 2017, LifeAct will be celebrating 25 years of educating teens about depression awareness and suicide prevention. LifeAct’s mission is to prevent suicide by teaching young people to recognize the warning signs of depression and to come forward seeking help for themselves or others. This early identification helps to initiate the first step in getting assistance – connecting those students with the appropriate professionals. In 2014, LifeAct formed a strategic partnership with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Frontline Service to complete the circle of care.

“This important recognition is a testament to our volunteers, staff, Board of Trustees and especially our instructors. Receiving this award is truly a validation of the results that we are achieving with Northeast Ohio teens” said Jack Binder, LifeAct CEO. “LifeAct’s dedicated instructors have taught well over 180,000 middle and high school students at no cost to the schools. In 2015 alone, LifeAct instructors taught 23,283 students in Northeast Ohio, and 1,635 came forward asking for additional help.”

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