SOS Second ACT reinforces the signs of depression and suicide, and graduates the ACT technique (Acknowledge, Care, Tell → Acknowledge, Care, Treatment) for upperclassmen preparing to take charge of their mental health as they transition to college or work. The program is designed as a booster to SOS for high school and includes a short video for older students, the depression screening tool and student response slips.
SOS Second ACT is an all digital program. Receive access to all materials within a few days of purchase. License must be renewed annually.
Note: Second ACT is consistent with the messaging of other SOS programs, but has not been clinically evaluated.
SOS Second ACT provides booster suicide prevention training to upperclassmen in just one class period. First, students view a short video that features real life stories from suicide attempt survivors and teens who have struggled with their mental health. After a guided classroom discussion, students take a brief, validated screen for signs of depression and suicide and are given the opportunity to reach out via our student response slips.
How long does the program take to implement?
The program can be implemented in the classroom in as little as one class period of about 50 minutes.
Our school doesn’t have the resources to implement with the entire student body. Can we still implement the program?
Yes! Many schools choose to implement with a single grade, or on a rolling basis so that they are not overwhelmed by students needing follow-up.
How many programs should I purchase?
Program pricing is based on a one-program-per-school model. While you have access to the program, you can download and print as many copies of program materials as you need for your students.
Do we need to purchase the program again every year?
The Signs of Suicide program operates on a subscription basis. Your initial purchase will give you access for one calendar year – after that, you can renew your program at our lower renewal price.
Can sites that aren’t schools implement the Signs of Suicide program?
Absolutely! Any professional organization that serves youth can purchase and implement the Signs of Suicide (SOS) program.
Do you need any credentials or training to implement the program?
No additional training or qualifications are needed to implement the Signs of Suicide program. We do offer some in-person trainings for schools or organizations looking for additional support – visit our Trainings page for more information.
I have a different question.
The Signs of Suicide team is always here to help! Give us a call at 781-239-0071, or send us an email at SOS@mindwise.org.
After Implementing Signs of Suicide, Schools Reported:
Signs of Suicide (SOS) Trainings
While additional training is not required to implement the Signs of Suicide program, we do offer comprehensive in-person trainings for program implementers and suicide prevention champions.