The Jason Foundation

  • Suicide is the Third leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 15-24
  • Each week in our nation we lose over 100 young people to suicide
  • Suicide is the Second leading cause of death for college-age youth
  • In the past 12 years, we have lost more young people to suicide than the total American lives lost in the entire Vietnam War
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Left to right: Clark Flatt, CEO of Jason Foundation; Michele Ray, Treasurer/VP/COO of Jason Foundation; Dennis McKinnon, former Chicago Bear; Carey Carlock, CEO of Riveredge Hospital; Mike Gara, COO of Riveredge Hospital

The Jason Foundation (JFI) is a non-profit education organization dedicated to the awareness, education and prevention of youth suicide. The JFI office at Riveredge Hospital offers a full array of educational programs to schools, churches and youth organizations. Our curriculum offers free seminars to educators, parents and youth between the grades of 7-12.

Riveredge is proud to host an affiliate office of The Jason Foundation as we work together to, “Keep More than Dreams Alive.”

If you have questions or would like to arrange a free seminar, please call local representative, Ginny Trainor (708) 488-4970 or the national C.A.R.L. (the Community Assistance Resource Line) at 1-877-778 CARL (2275).

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