The Jason Foundation: Help Prevent Youth Suicide

October 1, 2020

Episode 138

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Brett Marciel Chief Communications Officer at The Jason Foundation shares startling statistics, strategies and resources on suicide prevention that every adult with a child in their life will want to hear. 

Show Notes:

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is an educational organization dedicated to the awareness and prevention of youth suicide. JFI believes that awareness and education are the first steps to prevention. We want to establish a Triangle of Prevention by providing students, parents and teachers/youth workers the tools and resources to possibly identify and help at-risk youth.

A Friend Asks App

The “A Friend Asks” App contains the following information:

  • warning signs of suicidal ideation
  • how to help a friend
  • how to get help now
  • what to do and what not to do
  • the B1 Program

If in an immediate crisis, call 911.  If you, or a friend, need to talk with a counselor for help or need resources available in your area, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (anytime 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255) or use the Get Help Now button on the app.

B1 Program

Parent Program

Professional Development Series


CRISIS TEXT LINE Text Jason to 741741 The Jason Foundation has proudly partnered with Crisis Text Line© to deliver their amazing service to the families and communities that we serve.  The Crisis Text Line is a free 24/7 text line where trained crisis counselors support individuals in crisis.

Text “Jason” to 741741 to speak with a compassionate, trained Crisis Counselor.  Confidential support 24/7, for free.  The Crisis Counselor “helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals - all through text message, using Crisis Text Line’s secure platform.”

Visit Crisis Text Line’s website for additional information.

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