Millcreek Behavioral Health is a leading residential treatment center in Arkansas for children and teens struggling with mental and behavioral health issues, developmental disorders, and addiction.
What The Jason Foundation Does
The Jason Foundation, Inc., (JFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops and distributes school-based curriculums and online staff development programs that are designed to raise awareness about youth suicide and empower individuals to provide meaningful support to at-risk young people. JFI was created by Clark Flatt after he lost his 16-year-old son, Jason, to suicide in 1997. Stunned to discover the prevalence of youth suicide in the United States, Clark founded JFI to empower students, teachers, coaches, youth workers, and others to join the effort to end this silent epidemic. As Clark Flatt has written, “I will never hug my son again. But I can and will work alongside you…perhaps to save your friend, your neighbor’s child, a relative or even your own son or daughter.”
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death for middle and high school age youth (12 – 18).
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college age youth (18 – 22).
The Arkansas Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:
- Almost 1 out of 5 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
- Almost 1 out of 9 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months
Millcreek of Arkansas is proud to support the vital work being done by The Jason Foundation, Inc. In the Arkansas area, individuals who are interested learning more about JFI, becoming trained in youth suicide prevention, or discovering how else they can contribute to the effort are encouraged to contact Millcreek of Arkansas for information and resources. Millcreek of Arkansasis happy to be able to provide all JFI materials free of charge.
To learn more about how Millcreek of Arkansas is working with JFI to end the silent epidemic of youth suicide, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. For more information about Clark Flatt and JFI, please visit the organization’s website at www.jasonfoundation.com.