Cleveland’s Own: LifeAct

In this month’s edition of Fox 8’s Cleveland’s Own, Matt Kaulig talks with Loree Vick, LifeAct Board Member. We also hear from LifeAct Instructor Kristen Moldovan and Former President of the Youth Advisory Board Daniel Berlin.

LifeAct was founded in 1992 by Cleveland businessman Lyman (Tim) Treadway, who lost his son to suicide. ( Their mission is to prevent teen suicide by educating youth to recognize depression and the warning signs of suicide and access help for themselves and their peers.

LifeAct’s primary goal is to encourage and empower young people to reach out for help and ensure that they have the support they need. The organization serves as a gateway to better mental health and is saving lives and improving the quality of life for young people in Northeast Ohio through its evidence-based school program. 

Each year, LifeAct brings its program to 25,000 students in 200 schools in Northeast Ohio. Over the last 20 years, The LifeAct school program has been delivered to 280,000 students in public and private middle and high schools in Northeast Ohio. There is no cost to the schools because LifeAct believes that no child should have an economic barrier to learning about mental health and getting connected to professional services. 

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