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

#BeTheVoice of suicide prevention in Kentucky

Registration is now open for the 2024 Walk Season!


Register Today for one of our Kentucky Walks!  

2024 Campus Out of the Darkness Walks

University of Louisville Walk - April 20th

Western Kentucky University Walk - April 13th

University of Kentucky Walk - April 26th 

Community Out of the Darkness Walks

Elizabethtown Walk - September 28

Hopkinsville Walk - September 15th

Paducah Walk- TBD

Lexington Walk - October 5th

Bowling Green Walk - TBD

Carroll County Walk - September 21

Floyd/Clark Counties, IN Walk- TBD

Louisville Out of the Darkness Walk - November 2th


Learn More About Walk & Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities

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 LaVon Carter (lcarter@afsp.org) to schedule your Talk Saves Lives TODAY!



Find more information & connect with the Kentucky Chapter here

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 LaVon Carter at lcarter@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:

LaVon Carter | Area Director | 502-648-9451 | lcarter@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.