Ventura County Virtual Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Ventura County Virtual Walk
Watch the virtual opening ceremony below!
Registration will be ONLINE ONLY this year. Please spread the word and encourage your team members to register. Day of we will have QR Codes around the venue should we have folks who "walk up". We are encouraging you to donate online as well or mail in your donations using the offline donation forms. However, you may still turn in donations at registration.
COVID-19 INFO: The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers are our top priorities. We have been working with local authorities to make decisions about event details. Masks will be encouraged throughout the venue, but not required. We will also have hand sanitizer and extra masks available to those that would like them. Many of our chosen activities this year will revolve around as little contact as possible. Thank you for your understanding!
Join Us Today
Now, more than ever, it’s important to be there for one another and take steps to safeguard our mental health and prevent suicide.
Registration is free, so sign up today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements.
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jena Moraga
Contact Phone: 805-889-4013
Contact Email: email@example.com
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 through your own account. Be sure to also check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions on page 10.
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).
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.
The resource fair is now LIVE! Click here, so see the resource fair, which stay active until 12/31/21.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the event. We have monthly meetings leading up to the event day. Take a moment and complete our Volunteer Form so our walk chair may connect with you!
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.
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.
Raise $150 by 09/18/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
Click on the flyer for details and to see what else you could earn!
Activities of Hope and Healing
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.