Life Act: Suicide Prevention Education

LifeAct Events

Join us for LifeAct's Into the Light Drive-In Night

Due to safety concerns caused by the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), LifeAct will be shifting our traditional walk event into a Drive-In Night! Please join us on Sunday, October 4th, 2020 at the Mayfield Road Drive-In Theatre as we shine a light on mental health and suicide prevention. We will join together as a community to raise critical funds to help empower the next generation to take charge of their mental health. The night will include the premier of LifeAct’s first ever documentary feature and conclude with a firework show. Participants and walk teams are still encouraged to raise funds and walk a mile in the time leading up to the Drive-In Event to help raise awareness and shed light on the importance of teen mental health.

Join us for the 25th Anniversary Links for Life Golf Tournament

Join us for the 25th Anniversary Links for Life Golf Tournament, Monday, September 14th, 2020 at Kirtland Country Club. The Links for Life Golf Tournament supports the important mission of LifeAct – educating teens to recognize depression and prevent suicide. Trained, caring instructors have educated more than 250,000 middle and high school students in Northeast Ohio since 2000 with our evidence-based programs. With your help, we can reach even more.

Learn about our generationext endowment initiative

Learn more about LifeAct’s GeneratioNEXT initiative, an Endowment Fund that will provide support for generations to come. To learn more, please contact Elizabeth Longenecker at

LifeAct Commemorates 25 Years of Saving Lives

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


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 16th Annual Into the Light Walk will be held on Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and our Links for Life Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 22nd at Kirtland Country Club.  However, our mission is year-long. Please consider a donation to help us reach more teens in crisis.



“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

A LifeAct instructor came to our classroom and taught us that depression is treatable and suicide is preventable. They make it easy to talk about sensitive topics like depression & suicide.”



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