Welcome to the Kentucky Out of the Darkness Walks and Program Info Page

#BeTheVoice of suicide prevention in Kentucky

Thank You for an Incredible 2020 Walk Season!



Join an Out of the Darkness Walk Today!

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Kentucky Chapter hosts Out of the Darkness Walks throughout the state each fall. Register today for a walk near you and join us as we walk to fight suicide.


Register Today for one of our Kentucky Walks!  

Hopkinsville Walk - September 19th afsp.org/HopkinsvilleKY

Elizabethtown Walk - September 25th afsp.org/Elizabethtown

Paducah Walk - October 2nd – tentatively *registration link not live yet afsp.org/Paducah

Carroll County Walk - October 16th afsp.org/CarrollCountyKY

Floyd & Clark Counties Walk - October 16th afsp.org/IUS

Bowling Green Walk - October 17th afsp.org/BowlingGreen

Louisville Walk - November 6th afsp.org/Louisville




Featured Programs

By featuring real stories and experiences, It’s Real conveys that depression and other mental health conditions are real illnesses that can be managed through specific treatments and interventions. It encourages students to be mindful of the state of their mental health, to acknowledge and recognize when they are struggling, and to take steps to seek help.

We hope it inspires you to have a #RealConvo today! 


Talk Saves Lives is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.

Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.  Check out a 30 second promo video HERE.

Contact Area Director Megan Cole (mcole@afsp.org) to schedule your Talk Saves Lives TODAY!



You can bring these programs to your school, workplace, church, Boys/Girls Club, Community Groups, Health Clubs. These programs are funded by the dollars you raised at our Walks and events. Contact Area Director Megan Cole at mcole@afsp.org to inquire about scheduling a program in your community. 

For a list of all programs and support services, visit www.afsp.org 


Kentucky State Fact Sheet:


Connect with your local chapter to get more involved and keep updated with programs and activities all year long.

Kentucky Chapter Contacts:

Megan Cole | Area Director | 502-648-9451 | mcole@afsp.org


Want to be involved with our Kentucky Chapter? If you're interested in learning more please complete our online volunteer form HERE and someone from our chapter will contact you! 

Thank You for Supporting AFSP!


About our AFSP chapters

The grassroots work we do focuses on 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.

As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our 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 our chapters.