The Jason Foundation has compiled an informational packet of Mental Health and Crisis Resources on a county-by-county basis. It is our intention to educate communities about the resources that are available to them. Click the county to get description and download the statewide guide.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death for youth in our state today. This virtual training will introduce you to the national health issue of youth suicide and share information about warning signs, elevated risk factors, and other important supporting materials. This one-hour webinar will enable participants to help recognize/respond to at-risk individuals and better understand the resources available to you within the state.
The goal of this training is to provide First Responders with the knowledge, skills and resources to enable them to be better able to recognize the signs of concern and elevated risk factors for suicidal ideation in youth within their community, as well as in co-workers and fellow First Responders.
The success of #TNWontBeSilent hinges upon the efforts of collaborative partners across Tennessee. As the lead agency, The Jason Foundation will work to assemble collaborative partners from business, government, community and non-profits who will lend their talents and passion in an array of programs and projects focused on building awareness and providing information, tools and resources to better be able to identify and/or assist an individual who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts. The following is a sample of our Collaborative Partners who are helping launch #TNWontBeSilent.
Any business, organization, or individual can help generate awareness of this terrible tragedy. We have compiled a list of actionable items that can be conducted in many different areas of your life. See below for ideas on how you can help raise the conversation of suicide.
Bailey James is a rising country songstress and social media sensation. As the first National Youth Advocate for The Jason Foundation, Bailey James raises awareness of the terrible tragedy of youth suicide by sharing information on her social media and during her live performances.
The Hendersonville Police Department sends all new recruits to a training regarding suicide prevention and awareness. The recruits learns about the magnitude of the issue, how to recognize when someone may be struggling, and what resources are available for help.
Guard Your Buddy is a joint effort by the Tennessee National Guard, The Jason Foundation, Inc., and E4 Health to give the men, women, and families in the Tennessee National Guard anytime, anywhere access to critical life resources, on-demand counseling, and on-call suicide prevention.
During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, students from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School took it upon themselves to become involved in youth suicide awareness and prevention. Members of the student body participated in the #IWONTBESILENT challenge and challenged others within the school.
Many times a person will exhibit clear warning signs before an attempt.
You may be the first and last person to see these signs in someone.
Would you know how to respond if you recognized your friend may be thinking about suicide?
Download our FREE “A Friend Asks” App now by clicking HERE. It is available for both Android and Apple phones.
“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!
If you are experiencing a crisis, call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).