Sure, I'll still post more information about suicide prevention organizations -- but that data will appear toward the end of the page. And, it won't appear in the title. If you're interested you'll have to scroll down a bit.
Here's a poem Paul left us -- I think he wrote it right before he died.
By Paul Sharples
I was walkingI was thinkingI was runningI was sinking
You were laughingYou were lovingI was pushingI was shoving
If you’re wonderingHow I’m feelingSame old thingI ain’t healing
If you’re hungryI can feed youPlease don’t thinkThat I don’t need you
And I let you walk away…Now you can go your own way.
Now on to the harder stuff:
The Jason Foundation, Inc., is a suicide prevention organization that is so important today because of the many young people who have taken their lives after being bullied by their peers.
JFI is a nationally recognized provider of educational curriculums and training programs for students, educators/youth workers and parents. JFI’s programs build an awareness of the national health problem of youth suicide, educate participants in recognizing the “warning signs or signs of concern”, provide information on identifying at-risk behavior and elevated risk groups, and direct participants to local resources to deal with possible suicidal ideation. JFI’s student curriculums are presented in the “third-person” perspective – how to help a friend. JFI has no intent to diagnose or treat suicidal ideation. Its intention is to empower youth, educators and parents to help recognize when young people are in pain and know to get professional help involved as soon as possible.
The Jason Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3. For more information go to: