Soltex Employees Continue to Make a Difference in Suicide Prevention
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
In a recent demonstration of Soltex’s commitment to making a difference in its community, on November 4, 2023, members of the Soltex team participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) annual fundraiser, the “Out of the Darkness Walk” in Morris County, New Jersey. This inspiring event raised a remarkable $100,000 for suicide prevention.
The AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states and organizes walks across those chapters to raise awareness and help change the conversation about mental health, striving to put a stop to this tragic loss of life. Susan Kovacs, a dedicated member of the Soltex team, expressed the importance of suicide prevention and awareness, saying, “We must remember that suicide is a public health crisis that affects people from all walks of life. Our participation in the Out of the Darkness Walk and our support for the AFSP is a tangible way to contribute to the vital work of raising awareness and providing resources to those in need.”
The AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in core strategies. The AFSP stresses the importance of funding scientific research, educating the public about mental health and suicide, advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention, and supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide.
This year, the Morris County Walk raised an impressive $100,000, and the entire New Jersey chapter of AFSP has raised $1 million to date for this important cause. Soltex looks forward to once again participating in the 2023 walk in Morris County, continuing its mission to make a positive impact on suicide prevention and mental health awareness.