You’ve taken the first step against youth suicide simply by coming to this site
There is a “Silent Epidemic” sweeping through our nation that claims an average of more than 100 young lives each week. It knows no social, racial or economic barriers. This “Silent Epidemic” is youth suicide! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey over ONE out of every TWELVE young people in our nation attempted suicide in the previous 12 months. The good news is that eleven out of twelve did not attempt suicide…but ONE is too many, especially if it is your son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter or the young person next door.
It is our hope that this site will help provide you some of the information, tools and resources to help you identify at-risk youth and know how to assist them in getting help before a tragedy occurs. Prevention begins with education.
Although The Jason Foundation, Inc. and our partners make every effort to insure our programs are well formatted and professionally address the problem, no one program can guarantee to prevent youth suicide. Our program’s goal is to provide you with educational materials that will help you better recognize “signs of concern” that an at-risk youth may exhibit. Left unaddressed or untreated, these issues that a young person is struggling with could result in suicidal ideation. Never try to solve this type of problem without obtaining professional help. Professionals should always be sought whenever there is a possibility of suicidal ideation.