Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.

The Out of the Darkness Walks are journeys of remembrance and events that unite a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.

Honor Bead Colors:

What's your color flyer

What's Your Connection?

Download and share your color(s) on social media:

White beads for the loss of a child

Gold beads for loss of a parent

Red beads for the loss of a spouse or partner
Orange beads for the loss of a sibling Purple beads for the loss of a relative or friend Silver beads for the loss of a first responder or military member
Green beads for my personal struggle Teal beads because my loved one struggles Blue beads because I support suicide prevention


Connect at an Out of the Darkness Walk near you:

Women selecting honors beads from table at Community Walk

Community Walks

Two smiling college women wearing honor beads at Campus Walk

Campus Walks

Four women holding honor beads on their arms at the Overnight Walk

The Overnight