Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at The Jason Foundation, Inc. to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at The Jason Foundation, Inc..

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Experiencing a crisis? Call 911, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text "Jason" to 741741.


The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is able to accomplish the work of educating communities around the United States about the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through a grass roots effort. One of these efforts is made possible by a group of individuals who are passionate about JFI’s mission to save young lives. These selfless individuals give of their time and talent by serving on the various boards for JFI. These provide representation and guidance for the work of The Jason Foundation.

Board of Directors

Corporate Officers

Clark Flatt – Executive Board Member
President, The Jason Foundation

John A. Flatt, M.D. – Sr. Vice President & Executive Board Member *Chairman of Board
Chief Medical Officer, The Jason Foundation
Pediatric Neurology, Private Practice

Connie Flatt – Secretary & Executive Board Member
Corporate Officer, The Jason Foundation

Michele Ray – Treasurer & Executive Board Member
Sr. Vice President / CEO, The Jason Foundation

Board Members

  • General Thurbert Baker
    Former Georgia State Attorney General
    Partner, Denton US, LLP
  • Todd Berry
    Executive Director, American Football Coaches Association
  • Don Bruce
    CEO/Founder, American Home Design
  • Terry Bridges*
    Healthcare Professional
  • Mike Garone
    Vice President of Development, Strategic Behavioral Health
  • Gordon Gee
    President, West Virginia University
  • General Alberto Gonzales
    Dean at Belmont University College of Law
    Former US Attorney General
  • William Helou
    WSM Legal, PLLC
  • General Jim Hood
    Former Mississippi State Attorney General
  • Joey Jacobs
    Healthcare Professional
  • Bryan Kaegi
    VP/Government Relations, Acadia Healthcare
  • Brent Longtin
    Regional Vice President – California, Signature Healthcare
  • David Martin *
    Business Development/Sports Affiliations, The Jason Foundation
  • Eric Paul
    President, HCA Behavioral Health Services
  • Jeff Pritchard
    Sr. Vice President of Operations, Springstone, Inc.
  • Jim Schnuck*
    Healthcare Professional
  • Jim Shaheen
    Founder & Chairman, Shaheen Strategic Investments, LLC.
  • Cindy Sheriff
    Employee Assistance and Benefit Consultant
  • Paul Summers*
    Director of Government/Corporate Relations, The Jason Foundation
    Former, Tennessee State Attorney General
    Former Senior Judge, State of Tennessee
  • Sandy Webster*
    Community Activist General
    Chair – JFI Board Membership Committee

*Executive Board Members

Founders Board

  • Bill Bowen
  • Mariclare Brown
  • Tinka Brown
  • Don Bruce
  • Ervin Buchanan
  • Karen Buchanan
  • Therese Casler
  • Dave Elliott
  • Carlton Flatt
  • Keith Green
  • Rudy Kalis
  • Bob Langford
  • Celeste Martin
  • Noel Martin
  • Patsy Martin
  • Bruce Rainey
  • Paul Rutledge
  • Gary Sasser
  • Brenda Vance
  • Vern Westrich

Medical Advisory Board

Richard Aikin, PhD, M.D.
Medical Director Lakeland Behavioral Health Hospital, Acadia Healthcare

Elizabeth Chaplin, LCSW
Clinical Director Resource Residential Treatment Center, Acadia Healthcare

John A. Flatt, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology, Private Practice

Mike Kenny, PhD
Clinical Director, Acadia Healthcare

Jim Killpack, M.D.
Medical Director of Acadia Montana
Child and Adolescent Board Certified

Kenneth F. Tullis, M.D.
Owner, The Psychological Truama & Wellness Center

Legal Representation

Accounting Firm

BlankenshipCPA Group,
Brentwood, TN

Legal Representative

William Helou

National Community Affiliates
Acadia Health
Signature Healthcare Services
Strategic Behavioral Health
National Awareness Affiliates
Attorneys General