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You can get help for your child using the following resources. You may need to call several places to determine which one best meets your needs.

National Mental Health Resources

  • 1-800-237-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
  • Text 'ACT' to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 24/7 for free, confidential support. 
  • Find quality treatment options close to home using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's (SAMHSA) confidential and anonymous online treatment locator: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov.
  • 1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA's National Helpline: Call for 24/7, free and confidential information for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues.
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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. 

 

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 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.

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