A bill for youth suicide awareness and prevention was formally introduced to the state of Alabama on Tuesday with the help of Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban.
The Jason Flatt Act would require all Alabama educators to complete at least two hours of related training each year.
According to JasonFoundation.com, 16 states have already adopted the bill, and 247Sports.com‘s Charlie Potter reports that former Tennessee coach Philip Fulmer and current Miami coach Mark Richt serve alongside Saban as ambassadors for the foundation.
The Alabama coach has known the Flatt Act’s creator, Clark Flatt, for 15 years.
They joined Alabama senator Gerald Allen for an introductory press conference in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday.
“I’m here today to help the young people,” Saban said (via Potter). “This is not a political thing for me, aight? This is all about how can we help our youth have a better opportunity with our help and assistance that we could see warning signs of something that is very, very preventable.”
More information on the Jason Flatt Act is available here.