Attorney General Ford Joins the Fight Against Youth Suicide

September 10, 2020

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day  

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford joins 39 attorneys general across the nation working with The Jason Foundation, Inc. as an ambassador to address the public health issue of youth and young adult suicide. This initiative comes on the heels of World Suicide Prevention Day, an awareness day dedicated to providing worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

In Nevada, suicide ranks as the leading cause of death for young people ages 12-18, which represents most middle and high school-age youth. It also ranks as the second leading cause of death for Nevadans between the ages of 10 to 24.

“As a father to three, the thought of losing a child to suicide breaks my heart ,” said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford. “As parents, mentors and friends, it is our responsibility to recognize mental health issues among our youth and provide helpful resources, especially now when stress and anxiety are at an all-time high. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, As an ambassador, I’m proud to bring resources and lend my support to those in need.”

The Jason Foundation, Inc. is recognized as a national leader in youth and young adult suicide awareness and prevention with over 125 affiliate offices located in 34 states which provides services for all 50 states. 

“We are very excited to have AG Ford join our efforts in Nevada and nationally,” added Clark Flatt, President of The Jason Foundation, Inc. “His passion and enthusiasm will make a huge difference in our work to help stop this tragedy of suicide.”

AG Ford and The Jason Foundation will be working together in collaboration with state agencies and other non-profits in the coming months to bring additional resources to Nevada’s youth and families. To find out more about The Jason Foundation and their programs, visit