Awareness and prevention through education.
SOS is a video-based program of suicide prevention for secondary schools. This program is easily implemented by existing school personnel during one or two school periods. Each school receives an educational video for students, a training video for staff, and educational material for students and parents.

What is the goal of the SOS Program?
The SOS Program teaches teens that depression is a treatable illness and empowers them to respond to a potential suicide of a friend or family member by using the ACT technique:
Acknowledge the signs of suicide
Respond with Care
Tell a responsible adult

A previous suicide attempt

Current talk of suicide or making a plan

Strong wish to die or a preoccupation with death

Giving away prized possessions

Signs of depression such as moodiness, hopelessness, withdrawal

Increased alcohol and/or other drug use

Hinting at not being around in the future or saying good-bye

For more information and support please visit the following resources:

National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Toll free - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Suicide Prevention Action Network

American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention

Florida State Suicide Prevention Site

Center for Drug Free Living