The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is a non-profit organization that is committed to creating awareness and establishing prevention programs to defeat the “silent epidemic” of youth suicide. JFI provides resources and education to communities to help them not only identify at-risk youth, but also offer them effective help.
Based out of Hendersonville, Tennessee, this foundation was developed in 1997 after Clark Flatt lost his 16-year-old son, Jason, to suicide. Since then, Clark has put in every effort to fight back against youth suicide and is able to do so by establishing teams of individuals who work to provide resources to young people, community groups, and schools throughout the United States. Rebound Behavioral Health, located in LOCATION, is a JFI affiliate and offers educational materials and programming information to people of all ages throughout the community. Students, parents, teachers, churches, coaches, counselors, and others can go to Rebound Behavioral Health to receive the important, life-saving information needed to stop youth Suicide.
In South Carolina:
- 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 South Carolina Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:
- Almost 1 out of 6 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
- Almost 1 out of 11 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months
The Jason Foundation, Inc. at Rebound Behavioral Health is the local resource for all awareness and prevention materials, all of which are free to the public. Those who are interested in learning more about these services or programs should contact Rebound Behavioral Health at their convenience, or visit JFI’s website at http://www.jasonfoundation.com.