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
“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 www.jasonfoundation.com.