(Nashville, TN – March 1, 2016) The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, is proud to announce the opening of the newest JFI Affiliate Office at Highland Springs in Highland Hills, OH, that took place on March 1st. The Affiliate Office will serve as a hub where parents, teachers, guidance counselors, students, churches and other community organizations can get educational materials and learn about training programs available through JFI.
The long-awaited opening of Highland Springs Hospital took place October 27, 2015. Highland Springs is a 72-bed behavioral hospital offering inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment to adults and their families in Cleveland. Highland Springs is committed to providing an effective treatment experience and making a difference in the lives of those who seek mental wellness.
Clark Flatt, President of JFI said, “I am honored and excited to have opened our Affiliate Office at Highland Springs. JFI will work collaboratively with the many outstanding organizations in Ohio that are already addressing this problem.”
Matt Winchester, CEO of Highland Springs said, “We were so pleased with the partnership that Springstone and Highland Springs has formed. The Jason Foundation is committed to supporting local facilities like ours in education and intervention, helping to address the epidemic of youth suicide in our community. Our alliance with The Jason Foundation will certainly save lives.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24, resulting in more than 5,200 lives lost each year. It is also one of the leading causes of PREVENTABLE death in our nation.
About the Organization:
The Jason Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting “The Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational programs for young people, educators, parents, and other community groups. JFI, headquartered in Hendersonville, TN, was founded in 1997 after the tragic death of Jason Flatt, the 16-year-old son of Clark Flatt.