Adult Presentations

SOS® Training Trusted Adults
This training educates parents and school staff about the signs and symptoms of adolescent depression and suicide so they are able to recognize and ACT® in order to help an adolescent who is struggling. The program includes content similar to the SOS ® student program but also dives deeper into the prevalence of mental health issues, high risk groups, and teaches adults how to respond confidently and with care when a child brings a concern about themselves or someone they know. By using common language from the SOS® student program, adults leave the presentation with a deeper understanding of mental health and how to help the youth they interact with most. The program can be offered to parents, faculty and staff members, and community organizations.

Trusted Adult Training: Bullying 101
This presentation will explore the causes of an individual becoming a bully, as well as the life-long effects bullying can have on the target. We will explore solutions that work to end the mistreatment of others.

Suicide Risk Assessment Training
Licensed clinicians within the Family Support program provide a comprehensive training for counselors, educators, and other professionals who are interested in learning more about risk assessment and safety planning. The training covers risk assessment utilizing the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), access to lethal means, and creating a comprehensive safety plan. This training is a fee-for-service. Please contact Heather Borah at 314.649.0110 for more information.

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Student Presentations

Middle School Programs

Time to ACT®: SOS® Middle School
Students learn warning signs and symptoms of depression and suicide, ACT® (Acknowledge, Care, Tell), and have the opportunity to speak with a counselor. The interactive presentation includes a PowerPoint, video, brief screening, student response slips, and a review of mental health resources.
Time to Act: SOS Signs of Suicide Middle School Program

EYES® – Every Year, Every Student
EYES presentations are follow up presentations similar to SOS® with an ACT® review, discussion of this year’s topic, and a hands-on activity. Each year builds on the last as our presenters reinforce previous learning while incorporating new materials and activities specific to the grade level. All presentations incorporate a screening and response slips that are reviewed with a counselor after each presentation. EYES allows suicide prevention to be included in student learning on a yearly basis.

6th grade: Bully Free
7th grade: Peer Pressure
8th grade: Self-Injury

Bullying and Cyberbullying: Plan, Prevention, Response and Making a Difference
A student presentation that explores bullying in general. Bullying is when one person acts like they have more power over another and does whatever they can to hurt that person. This, plus other topics like 'what is cyberbullying?' and 'how can I stay safe?' are discussed.

High School Programs

Friends for Life: SOS® High School
Transitioning to high school can be a difficult time. The SOS® High school presentation provides a new, older perspective on mental illness as it may occur in high school students. Students review the importance of continuing the conversation though high school and the tools needed to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and suicide and how to get help. The interactive presentation includes a PowerPoint, video, brief screening, student response slips, and a review of mental health resources.
SOS Friends for Life: Preventing Teen Suicide Trailer

Signs of Self-Injury®
Students learn about warning signs and risk factors for self-injury, with an emphasis on healthy coping skills and the importance of staying mentally and physically healthy. This is a chance for students to learn how to make a difference for themselves and others with the signature ACT® method that is reviewed during the presentation. The presentation also includes a screening and student-response slips.

Coping with Stress & Managing Triggers
During this workshop, participants are introduced to what is healthy and unhealthy stress and how stress can both debilitate and motivate us. Participants will distinguish between stress and trauma and understand how two different sets of skills are needed to effectively manage both. Also, a range of skills will be demonstrated for managing both stress and trauma.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: Plan, Prevention, Response and Making a Difference
A student presentation that explores bullying in general. Bullying is when one person acts like they have more power over another and does whatever they can to hurt that person. This, plus other topics like 'what is cyberbullying?' and 'how can I stay safe?' are discussed.

SOS® Second ACT: Preparing for Life Beyond High School
Transitioning to life after high school can be incredibly challenging and stressful. The SOS Second ACT® program addresses these stressors and outlines the signs and symptoms of depression and suicide and the importance of knowing resources on a college campus or in the workforce. The presentation will also include a screening and student-response slips.

To request more information about our presentations or services, fill out our request information form.