Watch the Videos
About the Signs of Suicide Program
This clip introduces you to the SOS program. 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, and you’ll view a vignette that appears in the high school video. 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.
Hear from Real Teens and Families
Elli, a suicide attempt survivor, and her friends and family talk about warning signs for depression and suicide, and how Elli's friend telling a trusted adult was a key factor in Elli getting help with her depression. You should recognize the importance of learning warning signs, so you can always be there for your child.
Middle School Student Video
The video below provides a sample of the middle school SOS Program 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 Program 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 implemented in your community.