B1 Battle Buddy Program
Rascal Flatts and the Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) are working together to prevent suicide. In June 2010, Rascal Flatts became JFI Celebrity Ambassadors. They are committed to promoting the B1 Project and will participate in public services announcements, public awareness programs, and fundraising.
B1 is a collaborative effort between Rascal Flatts and the Jason Foundation, Inc. to promote suicide awareness and prevention. B1 operates on the following premise:
“Someone you know may need a Battle Buddy – B1.”
The main focus of B1 is to educate individuals about the problem of suicide, how to recognize the warning signs of suicidal thoughts, and how to help.
B1 consists of four simple steps:
- B Aware: Be aware and understand the problem of suicide within the Army, National Guard and Army Reserve.
- B Able: Be able to identify those who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts.
- B Prepared to React: Have an action plan ready in the event someone you know may need help.
- B1: Make the pledge to be there for your Battle Buddy.