LIFEACT SAVES YOUNG LIVES.
Just last school year alone, LifeAct instructors taught more than 30,000 middle and high school students in Northeast Ohio and 2,504 teens (8.4% of students served) came forward to our instructors seeking additional help. We provide lifesaving programs at no cost to the schools.
There is an overwhelming need for our program.
Our 14th Annual Into The Light Walk was an inspirational experience unifying our commitment to curb the alarming suicide trend in teens. More than 1,000 people gathered to hear our Walk Keynote Speaker, John Trautwein, founder of The Will To Live Foundation.
Here is his moving message encompassing LOVE, HOPE and THE WILL TO LIVE.
LifeAct Commemorates 25 Years of Saving Lives
Why We Do What We Do.
Cleveland Foundation Awards LifeAct CEO, Jack Binder
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 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.