Welcome to the Maine Out of the Darkness Walks

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. Money raised from this event will go to critical research, education programs, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.

We invite you to join us this Fall. We’re working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire you, and we will share more details about our exciting plans in the coming weeks.

Find your local "Walk" below and REGISTER TODAY!

St. John Valley - September 16, 2023

Downeast Maine - September 17, 2023

Greater Portland - September 23, 2023

Bangor - September 24, 2023

To Volunteer for any of these Events, please fill out this form.
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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 Programs Manager Debbie Baird to schedule your Talk Saves Lives TODAY!


Maine State Fact Sheet

Maine Chapter Contacts

Shamera Simpson | Area Director | 603-318-6517 | ssimpson@afsp.org

Ashley Laplante | Special Events Manger | 207-730-9113 | alaplante@afsp.org

Debbie Baird | Programs Manager | 603-856-1697 | dbaird@afsp.org