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Jason Foundation -Youth Suicide Prevention and Awareness

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs.

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Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Clark Flatt, President of the Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), who shares the story of founding the nonprofit in October 1997 after the tragic death of his youngest son, 16-year-old Jason, to the “silent epidemic” of youth suicide. Since its founding, JFI has grown to be one of the nation’s leading nonprofits addressing the national health crisis of youth suicide. The Jason Foundation, their National Community Affiliates and National Awareness Affiliates create a national network of over 140 local affiliate offices in 39 states. This network makes available programs and services for all fifty states. JFI has never charged, since their inception, for any program or resource they have contracted to provide. During the interview, Clark talks about their programs and impact, how suicide impacts our communities, what we can do to help prevent this tragedy, and how the community can help.

Clark Flatt – President / Founding Member Jason Foundation, Inc.,B.S. Business Administration, TN Technological University (1973),Masters of Divinity – Vanderbilt University (1976)

Clark Flatt is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of youth suicide awareness and prevention. With over 20 years in the field of suicide prevention, Mr. Flatt, as President of The Jason Foundation, Inc., leads one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profits whose mission is addressing the national health crisis of youth suicide.

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) was founded in October of 1997 after the tragic death of Clark’s youngest son, 16-year-old Jason, to the “silent epidemic” of youth suicide.  Since its founding, JFI has grown to be one of the nation’s leading non-profits addressing the national health crisis of youth suicide.  The Jason Foundation, their National Community Affiliates and National Awareness Affiliates create a national network of over 140 local affiliate offices located in 39 states. This network makes available programs and services for all fifty states. JFI has never charged, since their inception, for any program or resource they have contracted to provide.

Clark and his wife, Connie Flatt, have two sons; John A. Flatt, M.D., a Pediatric Neurologist and Jason Flatt, deceased at age 16 in 1997.

Learn more:
Website:                www.jasonfoundation.com
Facebook:             https://www.facebook.com/JasonFoundation/
Instagram:             https://www.instagram.com/thejasonfoundation1997/
Twitter:                  https://twitter.com/jasonfoundation
LinkedIn:               https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-jason-foundation-inc-/?viewAsMember=true
TN Project :           www.tnwontbesilent.com
Donate:                https://jasonfoundation.com/get-involved/make-a-donation/

For those needing help, call 1-800-273-TALK or text JASON to 741741.

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