Just imagine if we could walk together toward a world without suicide. Since 2002, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks have brought friends, neighbors, family members and colleagues together to walk through their communities to raise public awareness and funds to support suicide prevention, including education programs in local schools and workplaces; support for those who’ve lost loved ones; advocacy for critical mental health and suicide prevention legislation; and scientific research that helps us learn more how we can save more lives.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and we want you to join us as we make strides in saving lives, and bringing hope, one step at a time, to those affected by suicide.
Step into a growing movement of people who walk for a loved one lost, people who walk in support of someone struggling, people who walk for themselves and people who walk to connect with others who understand. Select your state from the list below to find a walk near you.
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Anyone, anywhere in the U.S. can call, chat, or text 988. Find out how AFSP supports the new Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
AFSP partner Audacy invites you to listen to AFSP Out of the Darkness Radio. This is what Together sounds like.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) recognizes the month of September as National Suicide Prevention Month: a moment in time in which we rally the public to create awareness of this leading cause of death, and inspire more and more people to learn how they can play a role in their communities in helping to save lives. Alternatively recognized as National Suicide Prevention Week (generally the week after Labor Day) and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), AFSP takes advantage of the full month to offer understanding and guidance for the public through special events, personal stories and perspectives, shareable social graphics and other materials designed to help people know what they can do if they or someone they know is struggling, and how to have authentic, caring conversations about suicide and mental health.
Suicide prevention is important every day of the year. National Suicide Prevention Month gives us an opportunity to shine a special, encouraging light on this topic that affects us all, and send a clear, hopeful message that help is available, and suicide can be prevented.