The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, and Signature Healthcare Services, a provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment, announce that Signature has become a JFI National Community Affiliate and will be establishing Affiliate Offices in its 13 facilities (including Vista del Mar Hospital). The Affiliate Offices will serve as hubs where parents, teachers, guidance counselors, students, churches and other community organizations can get educational materials and learn about training programs available through JFI. “The Jason Foundation is eager to officially announce that Signature Healthcare has become our newest National Community Affiliate,” said Clark Flatt, President of JFI. “The entire organization is very enthusiastic about the opportunities that this affiliation offers. Signature’s commitment to the communities that they serve directly aligns with our mission and we look forward to the great work that we will accomplish together.”
P. Blair Stam, Executive Vice President of Signature Healthcare Services, said, “Signature Healthcare Services is proud to announce our affiliation with The Jason Foundation. We have a tremendous platform in the communities we serve to make a difference. I believe it is important to remember we don’t just have the ability to make a difference, but also the responsibility to do so. Signature Healthcare is proud to be a partner with The Jason Foundation in educating, preventing and promoting awareness of suicide among today’s youth.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24, resulting in more than 5,200 lives lost each year. It is also one of the leading causes of PREVENTABLE death in our nation.