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Coaches Assistance Program (C.A.P)

C.A.P is here to provide the education and help that you may need to recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide. Information is also provided to help you guide and support your athletes through stressful life situations.

YOUTH 
SUICIDE

Facts about Youth Suicide Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Among college students, suicide is the second leading cause of death. According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey, 7.4% of high school students, or over 1 in 14 reported having attempted suicide in the past year... 

COACHES
LIBRARY

This resource library consists of articles concerning young people and good mental health. Some of the topics cover general issues that can affect the mental health of a young person and others specifically deal with issues surrounding youth suicide. Since 90% of suicides and suicide attempts are directly...

THE JASON FOUNDATION

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) was founded in 1997 after the tragic suicide of our President’s youngest son Jason. With offices throughout the country, JFI is one of the nation’s leading clinically-based non-profit organizations for the awareness and prevention of youth suicide. JFI programs are now used…

  • Coaches are vital in the lives of our youth. The age group that coaches have the opportunity to impact is the same age group that that youth suicide effects. Because of this, informational materials and programs regarding suicidal thoughts, behaviors and the act of youth suicide can be of meaningful value to coaches.
  • The Jason Foundation & E4 Health feels that it’s imperative that athletic department personnel, especially coaches, athletic trainers and academic advisors, notice team members’ behavioral changes and emotional struggles. These changes could be warning signs of suicidal ideation and it’s an opportunity for you to save a life.
  • Our Staff Development Modules are such a program that will equip coaches with the tools and resources to be able to help identify and assist at-risk youth. As a coach you can already recognize the added pressures and risks for student athletes and by being educated you can be that much closer to knowing how to save a life.

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