Youth Suicide Prevention Program Opens at Lakeside
November 15th, 2011
The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, is proud to announce the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newest JFI affiliate office at Lakeside Behavioral Health System in Memphis, Tenn. that took place on November 4th.
Since 1967, Lakeside Behavioral Health System has been the premier provider of specialized behavioral health services in the Memphis and Mid-South region. The 305-bed facility is located on a safe and private 37-acre campus in northeast Shelby County and provides comprehensive treatment for children, adolescents, young adults and seniors. Lakeside’s specialized treatment programs include treatment for addiction, anxiety, trauma resolution, bipolar disorder, suicide intervention and geriatric issues. Programs are available in inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and day and evening intensive outpatient settings.
Lakeside’s CEO, Shelley Nowak, said, “Lakeside is very excited about our clinical affiliation with JFI. Through our combined efforts, we will be well positioned to take the message about youth suicide to our Memphis and Shelby County community. Working together and with our community, we can help eradicate this epidemic.”
Clark Flatt, President and CEO of JFI said, “I am honored and excited to have opened our affiliate office at Lakeside Behavioral Health. JFI will work collaboratively with the many outstanding organizations in Tennessee that are already addressing this problem.”
About the Jason Foundation:
JFI is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting “The Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational programs 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. Currently, there are over 85 JFI affiliate offices across the country.
For more information, please visit JFI’s website, http://www.jasonfoundation.com