The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated ending the “silent epidemic” of youth suicide in the United States. JFI provides resources and information to help teachers, parents, and other concerned individual identify and assist at-risk young people.
Since 1997, The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) has been working to raise awareness and prevent youth suicide. Clark Flatt, founder of JFI, started this initiative after his 16-year-old son Jason committed suicide. Since then, Flatt’s mission to end the deadly epidemic that is youth suicide has brought him to supply resources and priceless information to communities where at-risk youths can be identified and helped.
Harmony Healthcare, located in Las Vegas, NV, is the local JFI affiliate and serves as the center of JFI resources and programming information. Students, parents, social service works, teachers, and others in Nevada can visit Harmony Healthcare to obtain materials regarding suicide awareness and prevention at no cost.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death for middle and high school age youth (12 – 18).
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college age youth (18 – 22).
The Nevada Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:
- Almost 1 out of 5 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
- Almost 1 out of 9 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months
While based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, the Jason Foundation, Inc. has permeated communities nationwide. If you are interested in obtaining JFI information and services, Harmony Healthcare can be contacted. To learn more about JFI and its mission to put an end to youth suicide once and for all, please visit www.jasonfoundation.com.