Welcome to the Connecticut Out of the Darkness Walk Season!!

Join Us Today

We're moving forward with plans to host our Out of the Darkness Community Walks in person beginning fall 2021. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers will be our top priorities as we work with local authorities to make decisions about event details, and we'll continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to be there for one another and take steps to safeguard our mental health and prevent suicide.

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Capital Region Walk for R.I.T.A..

#TogetherToFightSuicide

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.

 

Find your local "Experience" below and REGISTER TODAY!

OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALKS:

Woodstock - September 18th

Niantic - September 19th

Hamden/New Haven County - October 3rd

Bristol - October 9th

Hartford Area - October 16th

Fairfield County - October 24th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration & Walk FAQs

 

 

Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.

 

How do I make an offline donation?

To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a minimum $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!

Having Trouble Registering?
Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Refer to page 1 if you're registering yourself or page 5 if you're registering someone else thru your account.   

 

How do I set up my personal fundraising page?
If you need help logging into or setting up your fundraising page, click here for a step-by-step guide.

How do I join/create a team?
If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your AFSP account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first).

 

For additional questions, please check out page 10 in the Registration Guide for frequently asked questions.   You can also  email mpeters@afsp.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 chapter. 

Learn more at: afsp.org/chapters

Featured Programs

As Summer leads into Fall, there is a real focus on suicide prevention in schools, particularly on college and university campuses.  The AFSP-produced film It's Real: College Students and Mental Health is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students, and is intended to be used as part of a school's educational program to encourage help-seeking.

Contact us to bring this program to your school!

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.

Contact Area Director Michelle Peters to schedule your Talk Saves Lives TODAY!

 

Connecticut State Fact Sheet

Connecticut Chapter Contacts

Michelle Peters | Area Director | 860-614-7208 | mpeters@afsp.org