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Crystal Run Healthcare Employees Raise Money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


For the sixth consecutive year,  employees of Crystal Run Healthcare raised money through different practice-wide initiatives including a dress down day and virtual raffles where employees personally donated money to help raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention.  In total, $2,051 was raised by Crystal Run Healthcare employees and the team’s online fundraiser and was donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To date, Crystal Run employees have raised over $22,000 for the Foundation and this year marks the 6th consecutive year of the Practice’s participation in the Out of the Darkness Walk.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the trailblazer in the fight against suicide and is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives to reduce the loss of life from suicide.  Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 44,000 American lives lost each year, an alarming statistic that is on the rise.  Now, more than ever, the importance of the AFSP’s mission to reverse the trend of suicide increasing has never been greater. 

“While the Out of the Darkness Walk looked quite different this year, the sentiment was still the same. Providers and employees from Crystal Run Healthcare worked together to organize practice-wide initiatives to virtually raise money to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Suicide prevention will always be a cause that’s close to our hearts and we look forward to hopefully resuming the walk in-person next year,” said Lisa Batson, MD, Psychiatrist and Behavioral Health Specialist at Crystal Run Healthcare.