In Our Great State Of Illinois
#ILWONTBESILENT is The Jason Foundation's challenge to everyone to raise the conversation about the "silent epidemic" of suicide.
- Each day, we lose three individuals to suicide
- Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 12-18 (middle and high school ages).
- Across ages 10-65, suicide is the 4th leading cause of death
- 19% of Illinois High School Youth said that they had "seriously considered suicide within the last 12 months"
#ILWONTBESILENT IS THE JASON FOUNDATION’S CHALLENGE TO EVERYONE TO RAISE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE “SILENT EPIDEMIC” OF SUICIDE.
An Introduction from Clark Flatt
The Jason Foundation, Inc
The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.