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High School Program (1 license per building)

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SOS has been updated for in-person, virtual, or hybrid classrooms.

Designed for students in grades 9-12, SOS Signs of Suicide for high school teaches students how to identify the signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers. Through a video, guided discussion and brief screening for depression, students are encouraged to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) when worried about themselves or a friend. SOS's evidence-based student training takes just one class period. The program also includes training materials for faculty and school staff as well as in-person and online educational materials for parents.

SOS is an all-digital program. Receive access to all materials within a few days of purchase. License must be renewed annually.

If your school is struggling to cover the cost, click here for scholarship opportunities.

SOS High School Program Trailer

Product Details

Deliver SOS to students in as little as one class period. First, students view a twenty-minute video combining dramatizations demonstrating the steps to help a friend ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell), real-life stories from young adults who have sought help and share their journeys of recovery, and expert advice for dealing with difficult issues. After the classroom facilitator guides the students in a discussion of the video, students complete a brief, validated screening for signs of depression and suicide, and are given the opportunity to reach out via a student response slip.

SOS contains resources for training faculty and school staff on how to recognize when a student is in crisis and how to respond, as well as in-person and online resources for educating parents about youth suicide prevention.

Frequently Asked Questions

Key Features

Setup Assistance


A simple quick-start guide and comprehensive planning materials

Engaging Materials


Brand-new educational video and discussion guide for students

Lifesaving Tools


Tools to identify students in need: adolescent depression screening and response slips

Faculty Training


Training video and associated materials for faculty and staff

Refresher Materials


Additional short videos and lesson plans to use with students year after year

Parent Education


Both in-person and online resources for parent outreach and education

After Delivering SOS to Students, Schools Reported:

  • 97 %
    believed students learned to identify signs of depression and suicide
  • 95 %
    felt there was reduced behavioral health stigma among students
  • 90 %
    saw an increase in students seeking help for themselves or a friend


Brief student training and flexible additional content allows you to adapt the program to best fit your school or community.



Independent research shows that students who participate in SOS report 40-64% fewer suicide attempts.



Review materials and deliver in your classroom without additional training or certification.

SOS Train-the-Trainer

While additional training is not required, half-day SOS Train-the-Trainer workshops are available for schools and organizations nationally. Register to attend our summer training or consider bringing SOS Train-the-Trainer to your school district or community.

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