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Enzymedica Supports AFSP

August 19, 2021 by Enzymedica Team
Enzymedica Supports AFSP
If you or someone you know needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or their online Lifeline Crisis Chat. Both are free and confidential, and you’ll be connected to a trained counselor near you.

Caring for people and the planet is at the core of who we are at Enzymedica. We know that mental and emotional health are as important to overall well-being as physical health is.

After all, the brain is an organ in the body, and it needs to be tended with the same care and consideration as any other organ.

One of the causes we support is suicide prevention. According to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2018 there were an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts, 48,344 deaths by suicide. Sadly, one in four U.S. adults reportedly have had thoughts about suicide. These grim, heartbreaking numbers struck a chord with us, bolstering our ongoing crusade to improve the health of people and the world we share.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

We have partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, to help save lives and change the conversation revolving around mental health. The grassroots work that AFSP focuses on is eliminating the loss of life from suicide by delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

Helping to Fight Suicide

“I can’t stress enough how breaking the silence and fighting the stigma surrounding mental health issues are imperative to help suicide prevention.”     

                                            Scott Sensenbrenner, President & CEO

With sympathetic hearts, we wanted to be able to contribute to suicide prevention in a productive way. This is what brought Enzymedica to embrace and support the lifesaving work that AFSP provides with each community they encounter. 

As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, they bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in their communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize their chapter.

“Looking at the overwhelming statistics on suicide deaths in the U.S. was motivation enough to find a way to contribute to a solution to this crisis.”

                                                Scott Sensenbrenner, President & CEO

Early and sufficient mental health treatment are fundamental to reducing the risk of suicide. If you, a loved one or anyone you suspect might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or other depressive symptoms, there is a wealth of information and help which can be found at the website for the American Foundation for Suicidal Prevention,

We urge you to seek help if needed and never to be afraid to speak out to someone you suspect is struggling in silence. It could be the conversation that saves their life.