The following article was found at Tulsa World
As ambassadors for The Jason Foundation Inc., country music act Rascal Flatts have recorded a special public service announcement for World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday.
The day is a worldwide day of commitment and action to prevent suicides.
On average, almost 3,000 people commit suicide daily, the organization claims via its official website. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives.
In America, suicide is the third leading cause of death for American youths.
Rascal Flatts, featuring Picher native Joe Don Rooney, is reaching out asking teens and their families to learn more about the problem of suicide and how to make a difference in families, communities and in the world.
To learn more Rascal Flatts involvement in the B1 Project go to www.rascalflattsb1.com. The purpose of the B1 Project is to educate youth and students on recognizing the warning signs of youth suicide and how to help a friend, the organization's official website shows.
Rascal Flatts -- Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney -- have been involved in many charitable endeavors throughout their career and believe in the gift of giving back. Along the way they’ve become avid supporters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (where they have donated nearly 3 million dollars), the American Red Cross and more.