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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Amanda Piatt, PR & Marketing Coordinator
Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center
Contact: Sheila Hunt
YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION COMES TO CEDAR CREST HOSPITAL & RTC
The Jason Foundation, Inc. Community Resource Center Opening in Belton, Texas
(Belton, Texas – July 1st, 2013) The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, is proud to announce the opening of the newest JFI Community Resource Center at Cedar Crest Hospital & RTC in Belton, Texas that took place on July 1st, 2013.
The Texas Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:
- Almost 1 out of 6 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
- Almost 1 out of 9 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months
Cedar Crest Hospital and Residential Treatment Facility has been serving the mental health needs of youth and families for the past 25 years. In the past two years Cedar Crest has also provided mental health and substance abuse treatment services for adults, senior adults and active duty military and their dependents. Cedar Crest Clinic in Killeen provides outpatient counseling and psychiatric services for all ages.
Sheila Hunt, JFI representative at Cedar Crest Hospital said, “Cedar Crest Hospital is very dedicated to working with the local community to stop the silent epidemic of youth suicide. The JFI educational curriculum is very effective in providing information to teachers, students, parents, churches, hospitals, physicians, and all those who works with youth about the warning signs and symptoms of suicidal ideation, the first step in preventing suicides.”
Clark Flatt, President and CEO of JFI said, “I am honored and excited to have opened our Community Resource Center at Cedar Crest Hospital & RTC. JFI will work collaboratively with the many outstanding organizations in Texas that are already addressing this problem.”
About the Company:
JFI is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting “The Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational programs and resources for young people, educators, parents, and other community groups. JFI, headquartered in Hendersonville, Tenn., was founded in 1997 after the tragic death of Jason Flatt, the 16-year-old son of Clark Flatt.
For more information, please view the Jason Foundation brochure or visit JFI’s website, http://www.jasonfoundation.com