The Signs of Suicide program or SOS is a prevention/educational/consultation. Our goal is to raise awareness, helps students recognize warning signs, utilize the help-seeking message of ACT (acknowledge, care, tell), and to identify those students that may be at risk for depression or suicide. Marion county junior high and high school students will be screened twice a year. Under this program, we provide mental health consultation at the schools for both students and school personnel.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The 8-hour training gives participants the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care. The program is a SAMSHA best practice education program. MACC offers four to six programs to the community each year.