The Jason Foundation releases new youth suicide prevention trainings

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a nationally recognized leader in youth suicide awareness and prevention, announced that three new training modules have been added to their On- line Professional Development Library. The training modules are suitable for school personnel, youth workers, first responders, parents and any adults who interact with young people. The trainings help teach the user to recognize a young person who may be struggling, how to approach that youth, and what resources are available for help.

Nationally recognized as a leader in youth suicide prevention and awareness for over twenty years, the organization provides programs and resources to help identify and assist young people who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

The project is being developed and finalized as part of a Mental Health Awareness Symposium which will coincide with National Suicide Awareness Month.

Other outreach and awareness initiatives, including partnerships with local mental health organizations, will also be explored.

According to the organization, they have never charged any school, church, youth organization or community with whom they contract to provide services. The organization also has the most up-to-date information gathered from suicide prevention sources such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and SAMHSA on areas concerning youth suicide.

The Jason Foundation is a non-profit organization founded after the tragic death of 16-year-old Jason, the son of JFI’s President Clark Flatt. JFI has been providing programs for the awareness and prevention of youth suicide since 1997. The Jason Foundation has never charged a school, educator, church, youth group, or community for the use of any of its programs or services.