Working as a leader in raising awareness surrounding youth suicide, the Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that was developed when its founder, Clark Flatt, lost his son Jason to suicide at age 16. This foundation works to help community members recognize and help at risk youths and put an end to this “silent epidemic”.
Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, which is located in Ohio, is the area’s local JFI affiliate. Here, we are pleased to supply resources, services, and programs that can help decrease the prevalence of youth suicide.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death for middle and high school age youth (12 – 18).
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death for college age youth (18 – 22).
The Ohio Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:
- Almost 1 out of 6 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
- Almost 1 out of 9 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months
Social service workers, churches, educators, parents, and students, along with other members of the community, can contact Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry to get more information or obtain JFI materials for free. While JFI is headquartered in Hendersonville, Tennessee, those in the Ohio area can access everything they need to successfully raise awareness and prevent youth suicide. To learn more about this heartbreaking issue and how you can play a major role in ending youth suicide, please visit www.jasonfoundation.com.