Psych Congress Walk

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Psych Congress Out of the Darkness Walk

The Psych Congress Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide 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.

By registering for the walk on Saturday, November 2, 2024, you are joining a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.

Every dollar you raise through this event allows the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

Event Information

Date: 11/02/2024
Location: Harborwalk, Boston, MA
Meet-Up Time: 6:00 am
Walk Starts: 6:30 am

Register today! Click the button at the top of this page to get started.

Make an Impact


Register! There is no fee or fundraising minimum. Share your fundraising page link on social media, via text, or by email.


Become a Team Captain

Captains are essential! Create a team and invite colleagues, friends and family to join you.


Walk Alumni

Thank you for joining us again this year! When registering, please click the blue link under "Been Here Before?"


Promote the Walk

Follow the @OOTDWalks accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Share your fundraising page and post about the Psych Congress Walk using the #OutoftheDarkness and #PsychCongress2024 hashtags.


Creating a Facebook Fundraiser through your AFSP DonorDrive account is easy! Do not create a fundraiser through Facebook directly.

Sharing a Facebook Fundraiser on Instagram will not connect with your fundraising page.

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Event FAQs

Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum to participate.


Where can I find information on parking, the route, and the venue?

That information is posted closer to event day. For additional questions, please click here.


How do I make an offline donation?

To send a donation by check, please complete the Offline Donation Form and send it with your check to the address provided.

Are dogs allowed?

While friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at many events, the policy can vary by venue. Click here to submit a question specific to the Psych Congress Walk.


Can I register at the Walk? 

You can register or donate in-person at the event by scanning a QR code. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.



Pre-Event / Conference Activities


The AFSP Massachusetts Chapter will have a table at Psych Congress (day/times TBA). Stop by to register for the Walk, pick-up swag, and gather resources.

Honor Beads

Complimentary Honor Beads will be available at the AFSP Massachusetts Chapter table at Psych Congress to show your connection(s) to the cause. 

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Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, dial 988 to reach the 988 Lifeline or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.