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.
Founded by Clark Flatt, the father of the organization’s namesake, created JFI after losing his son, Jason, to suicide in 1997. Though headquartered in Hendersonville, Tennessee, JFI is dedicated to helping community members all across the country identify and ultimately help at-risk youth who may be considering suicide so as to put an end to this national problem.
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents ages 12 to 18.
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young adults ages 18 to 22.
The Georgia Department of Health has reported the following statistics about youth suicide:
- 14% of high school students in Georgia seriously considered suicide in the previous 12 months.
- 9% of high school students in Georgia attempted suicide in the previous 12 months.
Lakeview Behavioral Health is affiliated with JFI and shares its mission to help raise awareness and prevent youth suicide. Located in Norcross, Lakeview Behavioral Health offers the resources and information that can benefit students, parents, school personnel, churches, social service agencies, and other organizations that would like to assist in helping at-risk youth. JFI provides materials, programs, and services at no charge, and those in the Norcross area can count on Lakeview Behavioral Health to supply what is needed to help young people make a better choice.
To learn more about the information and programs available, contact Lakeview Behavioral Health today. Or, if you wish to learn more about JFI, please visit its website at http://www.jasonfoundation.com.