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Attorney General Ellison joins the fight against youth suicide

Joins 39 attorneys general across the nation working with The Jason Foundation, Inc. to address the public-health issue of youth and young adult suicide

 

December 30, 2020



December 29, 2020 (SAINT PAUL)— Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that he has added his name to the 39 Attorneys General across the nation who are working withThe Jason Foundation, Inc.as an Ambassador to address the public health issue of youth and young adult suicide.

In Minnesota, 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 2nd-leading cause for the 10-24 age group in Minnesota.

“We must do all we can to prevent suicide and recognize mental health issues among young Minnesotans. As an ambassador, I’m proud this partnership will bring resources to save lives from the ‘silent epidemic’ of youth suicide,” said Attorney General Ellison.

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is recognized as a national leader in youth and young adult suicide awareness and prevention with over 145 affiliate offices located in 38 states which provides services for all 50 states. “We are very excited to have General Ellison join our efforts in Minnesota and nationally,” said Clark Flatt, President of JFI. “His passion and enthusiasm will make a huge difference in our work to help stop this tragedy of suicide.”

Attorney General Ellison 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 Minnesota’s youth and families. To find out more about The Jason Foundation and their programs, visitwww.jasonfoundation.com.

 

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