Atlanta Walk

Join us on November 7, 2021

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Atlanta Walk

 

Thank you for walking with us!

We would like to thank our participants, sponsors and volunteers for making the Atlanta Out of the Darkness Walk a successful event! Your support is at the heart of our community. We continue to watch our fundraising grow as donations are being sent in. There is still time to fundraise and reach your goals. Donations can be collected until December 31st. Let's see if we can top $400,000!

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

#TogetherToFightSuicide

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

Stay tuned for updates about our 2022 Out of the Darkness Walks! We hope you'll join us next year!

 

Why Register?

Our community has always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks. The global pandemic has impacted the emotional and economic well-being of many individuals and families, and left many of us to manage a variety of emotions, including feelings of uncertainty. We also know increases in suicide are not a foregone conclusion if we act now to mitigate risk and support the mental health of our friends, families, and neighbors. But we need your help. Every dollar you raise through the Out of the Darkness Walks allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide. 

It’s more important than ever for us to stay connected. Though there are many unknowns, there are a few things we know for sure:

  1. You belong to 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.
  2. We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.
  3. Mental Health and suicide prevention are more important than ever, and we’re confident that with your help we can reach more people than ever before.

 

Become a Sponsor

Interested in learning more about sponsoring the Atlanta Walk? Click here to learn more about sponsorship and contact Kristen Petillo (kpetillo@afsp.org) and Chelsea Piatt (cpiatt@afsp.org) for more information.

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use the hashtags #OutoftheDarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide


  Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

 
  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
 
 

Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  One of the best ways to raise awareness and increase understanding is by sharing your story.

Activities of Hope and Healing

Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection. There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.

 

The Out of the Darkness Experience 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 illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for resources, please visit www.afsp.org/resources.

 

Thank you for your support!