Elyssa’s Mission

Project Title
Signs of Suicide Program
Assisting Sick and Abused Children
Northfield, IL

The Mission provides resources to support at-risk teens and prevent suicide. The SOS is an evidence-based suicide prevention program for middle and high schools where it is the only such program to show a 40% reduction in self-reported suicide attempts in a randomized, controlled study. It was selected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for its National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices. The grant will help the Mission to expand its very effective SOS Program to new schools and health care professionals in the greater Chicago area.