Life Act: Suicide Prevention Education

LifeAct delivers a lifesaving suicide prevention educational program to Northeast Ohio middle schools & high schools.  Our trained, caring instructors teach teens to recognize the warning signs of depression and suicide, empowering them to come forward to seek professional help for themselves or others.



Our school programs, Recognizing Teen Depression and Preventing Suicide for high school students, and U R O K ™ for middle school students, teach students to manage stress, recognize the signs of depression, and know how to access the tools to help themselves and others.  Our caring instructors facilitate learning and collaboration with the students by teaching this sensitive topic in a small group setting.



80% of people with depression respond favorably to treatment and almost all experience relief from symptoms.

LifeAct is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving young lives. By focusing on the act of reaching out, we are able to educate teens about depression and empower them to take the steps toward life. Our partners complete the circle of care. . . in real time.



LifeAct sponsors two annual fundraising events in which you may participate to show support of our lifesaving organization. This year our Links for Life Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 29th at Kirtland Country Club, and our Into the Light Walk will be held on Sunday, October 4 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  However, our mission is year-long. Please consider a donation to help us reach more teens in crisis.


LifeAct’s Premier Partner

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LifeAct Foundation Support

Abington Foundation • Banks-Baldwin Foundation • Benevity Community Impact Fund • Bicknell Fund • The Brandon Family Foundation • John and Barbara Burns Foundation • Children's Guild • George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation • Community West Foundation • William E. and Mary F. Conway Fund • E. Mandell and Betsy de Windt Foundation • Dominion Foundation • Fairmount Minerals Foundation • Fedeli Family Charitable Foundation • Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation • Peggy and John Garson Family Foundation • General Electric Foundation • Robin Herrington-Bowen Trust • Harrington Family Foundation • Hershey Foundation • Higley Fund • Honor Project Trust • Richard Horvitz & Erica Hartman-Horvitz Foundation • George M. and Pamela S. Humphrey Fund • Robert I. Kohn Family Philanthropic Fund • Legacy Village Lyndhurst Community Fund • Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust • Lincoln Electric Foundation • Edward A. and Catherine L. Lozick Foundation • Lubrizol Foundation • Elizabeth Ring Mather & William Gwinn Mather Fund • S. Livingston Mather Charitable Trust • Medina County Community Fund • Medina County Women's Endowment Fund • Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation • Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation • O'Neill Brothers Foundation • Jane and Jon Outcalt Foundation • Michael Pender Memorial Fund • Pentair Foundation • Portage Foundation • Progressive Insurance Foundation • Reinberger Foundation • Robert S. & Sylvia K. Reitman Philanthropic Fund • Reuter Foundation • Ridgecliff Foundation • Rotary Club of Strongsville • Sanofi Foundation • Fred E. Scholl Charitable Foundation • Harold C. Schott Foundation • Norma and Ernie Siegler Family Foundation • Sogg Foundation • Helen & Louis Stolier Family Foundation • Michael Talty and Helen Talty Charitable Trust • Western Reserve Junior Service League WRJSL • Thomas H. White Foundation • Wright Foundation • The Wuliger Foundation • The York Children's Foundation •






“Life Act has helped me realize how united and helpful people are. It has shown me that there are so many individuals in our world who care, and that no one is alone.”



YAB Member

“I joined LifeAct’s Youth Advisory Board to make an impact on something greater than myself. I feel like I’m helping people see that life is worth living and that it’s okay to ask for help.”



YAB Member

“LifeAct’s Youth Advisory Board is a great way to meet new people who share a common interest in such a great cause!”



YAB Member

“I like the new name change from SPEA to LifeAct. It’s much more positive and makes it easier to talk about sensitive topics like depression & suicide.”



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