Life Act: Suicide Prevention Education

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LIFEACT SAVES YOUNG LIVES.

In 2017, LifeAct commemorates 25 years of educating teens about depression awareness and suicide prevention. Just last year alone, LifeAct instructors taught more than 25,000 middle and high school students in Northeast Ohio and 2,130 teens came forward to our instructors seeking additional help. We provide lifesaving programs at no cost to the schools.

There is an urgent need for our program.

LifeAct Commemorates 25 Years of Saving Lives... Tim Treadway's Legacy to Prevent Suicide Through Education

During our 25th year, we honor our founder of LifeAct, Lyman H. “Tim” Treadway for his vision and passion to educate teens about depression awareness and suicide prevention after the loss of his beloved son John, 25 years ago.

Why We Do What We Do.

Our Youth Advisory Board Members created and star in this powerful video that explains why we are so passionate about our cause.

Cleveland Foundation Awards LifeAct CEO, Jack Binder

Cleveland Foundation awarded the 2nd annual Encore Cleveland Prize to LifeAct CEO, Jack Binder, for socially impactful work by Greater Clevelanders aged 50+. This prestigious award, comes with a $25,000 prize. Jack has chosen to allocate his prize money to LifeAct. Learn more about Jack’s journey with LifeAct by watching the video.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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.

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RESOURCES

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.

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SUPPORT

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 was held on Monday, June 27th at Kirtland Country Club, and our Into the Light Walk will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  However, our mission is year-long. Please consider a donation to help us reach more teens in crisis.

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Events & Youth Advisory Board

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Students

“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.”

 

Madelyn

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.”

 

Halle

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!”

 

Avery

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.”

 

Michael

LifeAct Supporter

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LifeAct is Awarded All-Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award

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LifeAct was awarded the All-Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award at the 2016 Ohio Nonprofit Conference in Columbus on May 3, 2016. This award recognizes creativity, execution, achievement, and overall excellence of a specific project or program completed by a small to mid-size Ohio nonprofit organization. To read complete press release click here.