Watch the Videos
About SOS Signs of Suicide
This clip introduces you to SOS Signs of Suicide. You’ll learn how SOS incorporates two prominent suicide prevention strategies into a single program: an educational curriculum that raises awareness about suicide and depression, and a brief screening for depression. You’ll also learn what ACT, the program’s central message, stands for.
About Youth Depression and Suicide
Experts talk about the warning signs of depression and suicide in adolescents. A teenager shares what it’s like to have depression. After the video, you should have a better understanding of what depression is along with some of the warning signs you should be alert to in your child.
Elli’s Story: Youth Depression from her Parents’ Perspective
Elli tells the story of her struggle with depression, self-harm and suicide. This story of hope includes her best friend, Mikayla, who sought help from her own parents when she became most concerned for her friend. It also features Elli’s parents who take pride in their daughter’s determination to get better and continue to support her recovery.
Middle School Student Video
The video below provides a sample of the middle school SOS video. This video includes dramatizations, a round table discussion, and testimonials from subject matter experts. All sections demonstrate the appropriate way to respond to a friend who may be struggling with depression or suicide and reinforce the ACT message (Acknowledge, Care, Tell).
High School Student Video
The video below provides a sample of the high school SOS video. This video includes dramatizations that depict warning signs of depression and suicide and the appropriate way to respond to a friend who might be struggling with these feelings with the ACT message (Acknowledge, Care, Tell). The video also includes stories of hope from real teens who have struggled with depression and suicide.
Contact your school with any questions about how the program will be facilitated in your community.