Out of Darkness in the Lehigh Valley: A Walk to Prevent Suicide

October 26, 2015

Every autumn, family members, friends, and colleagues walk 3–5 miles together in hundreds of communities across the nation to raise awareness of the devastation resulting from suicide, and to end the stigma that surrounds depression and other behavioral health challenges. On Sunday, October 4, 2015, the Greater Lehigh Valley Out of the Darkness Walk was held at the Iron Bridge in Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, PA.  Joan Muth, Director of Project Management, Danielle Scott, Director of Wellness at Quakertown House and Judith O. Yanacek, President and CEO, all represented New Vitae Wellness and Recovery at the event. Over 1,000 supporters participated in the walk, with donations expected to exceed $50,000.  

There were several political advocates on hand to show their support for this cause. In addition to raising awareness, the Out of the Darkness Community Walks also endeavor to provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide.  All of the staff and allies at New Vitae Wellness and Recovery support the goals of this phenomenal event.  

For more information on the Out of Darkness walk, please visit http://www.afsp.org/local-chapters/find-your-local-chapter/afsp-greater-lehigh-valley-pennsylvania.

      

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