You can make a difference and help us fight the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide.
Below is a list of things you can do in your own community to make a difference.
- Educate yourself about the magnitude of the problem, the signs of concern and the tools of prevention.
- Encourage your school or organization to incorporate The Jason Foundation school-based curriculum into their guidance or health/wellness programs. Click here to learn more.
- Encourage your school or organization to provide staff development training for all school personnel. Click here to learn more.
- Encourage your school or organization to place The Jason Foundations Parent Resource Program on their website. Schools and organizations can contact us to receive the instructions and button.
- Encourage your school or organization to hold a suicide prevention week.
- Encourage other local service organizations, churches and community centers to become aware of the problem of youth suicide and its prevention opportunities.
- Watch and listen to your students and pay attention to sudden changes in behavior that cause you concern.
- Know your school protocol for emergency/crisis situations.
- Use the Community Assistance Resource Line (C.A.R.L.) to talk with a professional, about any concerns you have about a young person or a situation. The C.A.R.L. Line is answered 24/7, is confidential and is provided at no-cost. 1-877-778-CARL (2275)