Every October, Net Friends heartily supports World Mental Health Day by participating in a local event called Walk for Hope. This event is hosted by The Foundation of Hope, a Triangle-based organization on a mission to “conquer mental illness by investing in groundbreaking scientific research and mental health initiatives.”
We began our annual tradition in 2017 to honor the memory of a former Net Friend, Bill Larson, who we lost in late 2016 to mental health illness when he was just 24 years young. Mental health experiences hit very close to home in some capacity for everyone.
Mental health burdens have increased in complexity throughout the global pandemic, hitting the healthcare and technology sectors the hardest. Resources to combat these challenges are now more essential, especially for a growing remote workforce facing vulnerabilities, such as social isolation and loneliness.
Net Friends is committed to supporting our employees and our community towards more open conversations about mental health, greater access to resources, and better quality of care.
We affirm The Foundation of Hope’s core belief that “everyone with mental illness deserves successful treatment,” and we applaud their fight against the stigmas that stand in the way of long-lasting positive outcomes for mental illness recovery.
Drive-Thru the "Walk for Hope" with Us!
Walk for Hope is pivoting from it's typical format with another Drive-Thru (and Virtual) Event to ensure a safe community experience, while preserving the excitement and spirit of this event. Net Friends, as a company, is eager to participate this year and we invite you to drive-thru with us!
Join our “Team Net Friends” in promoting mental health awareness and research in whatever way feels most right for you. Drive-thru with us, join virtually, or in spirit! Our team will be driving thru in full force again this year, and we hope to see you there!
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours at 800-273-8255.