Paris Jackson made my world stop yesterday. She's the only daughter of the late, great Michael Jackson. She’s so young, smart, and talented and yet she attempted to take her own life. The media is speculating on her reasons as her family rallies around her to help ease her pain.
Did you know the 11th leading cause of death among Americans. But suicide deaths are only part of the problem. More people survive suicide attempts than actually die. They are often seriously injured and need medical care. I’m not sure if you’re aware of the resources out there for the prevention of youth suicide but please take a look at the information on the Jason Foundation website.
Youth suicide can be prevented, and that is what the Jason Foundation is all about so get involved. Together we can help stop this epidemic. Ask for their material. Read it. Then share it with your friends, family and others. Please help us reach out to hurting teens with another choice.
Rascal Flatts and The Jason Foundation, Inc. created the B1 Project in 2010 as a new program to aid in the prevention of youth suicide. Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, the members who make up Rascal Flatts, have been involved in many philanthropic and charitable endeavors throughout their career and believe in the gift of giving back.
In addition to their roles as Celebrity Ambassadors for The Jason Foundation and participation in public services announcements, public awareness programs, and fundraising; Rascal Flatts promote the B1 Project
If you or a friend need to talk with a counselor for help or for resources available in your area, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
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