Acadia believes in fulfilling our responsibilities as a good corporate citizen. A key element of this is actively supporting causes in our local communities and nationally that have a meaningful impact on people’s mental and physical health.
The Jason Foundation – Youth Suicide Awareness & Education
One of the most troubling mental health challenges facing our communities and our nation are the large number of teenagers and young adults who are considering suicide. Approximately 3,500 high school students attempt suicide in the US every day. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults, trailing only auto accidents, with more than 110 deaths each week in the US.
At Acadia, we are deeply committed to preventing and solving this tragedy. As part of our efforts, we are a National Community Affiliate with The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) in their work on Youth Suicide Awareness and Education.
JFI has 113 offices in 32 states – and 60% of those offices are provided by Acadia. JFI’s programs and resources are donated at no-charge to any school, youth organization, or community. JFI’s work includes student curriculums, professional development and in-service trainings, parent seminars, and community seminars. In addition to significant financial support, Acadia provides phone responders, office space, and group meeting spaces for gatherings of teachers, counselors, and community members.
Acadia is also a strong supporter of many charities throughout the various communities in which we live and work, including:
- American Heart Association
- Alive Hospice
- Backfield in Motion
- Boy Scouts of America
- Center for Living and Learning
- Hospital Hospitality House
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Safe Haven Shelter
- Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission
- Tennessee Historical Commission