Join Us At The Zoo!
Join us at our 13th Annual Into the Light Walk which will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Cleveland Metropark Zoo as we shine a light on the second leading cause of death for young adults. Our Walk is changing from fall to spring to follow the school year calendar. More schools have asked to participate and moving The Walk to spring will help facilitate that request. Our Walk provides education about suicide prevention and depression awareness as well as an opportunity for survivors of suicide and sufferers of depression to experience healing in a safe, anonymous way.
Why Should You Walk?
LifeAct has helped more than 200,000 teens understand the signs and symptoms of depression and has given them the tools to help themselves and others who may have shown any of the warning signs. With your help we can raise the necessary funds to support our proven suicide prevention program, Recognizing Teen Depression and Preventing Suicide, which served 25,000 teens in 180 schools in 2015-16. Of that number nearly 1,800 students came forward asking for help. These numbers confirm that more needs to be done to help teens and their parents understand that depression is an illness that can be treated effectively.