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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
|In addition to the in-person walk, you can walk virtually. 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.||
Walk Date: 10/29/2022
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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.
Returning participant? Thank you for being a Walk Alumni! When you click the register button be sure to click the blue Login link under "Been Here Before?"
Having trouble registering? Click here to view a step-by-step guide. See FAQs below if you have any questions.
If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your 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). View this video tutorial for more help.
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:
- 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.
- We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.
- 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.
Register Today and help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates!
Click below to get started!
And don't forget about all the ways you can FUNdraise!
Ways You Can Help
Volunteer at the Event
Promote the Walk in Your Community!
Download the walk flyer here to share with businesses, apartment buildings, etc. in your community.
Share your story, post photos, invite others to join and donate towards your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.
Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Austin Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death.
Participate in the Resource Fair
Each year at the Austin Walk we try to share local community resources with our attendees. Resources must fit within the AFSP Sponsors and Community Resource Terms and Conditions. If your organization fits within these terms and would like to participate, please complete our Resource Fair Application.
Team Captain Toolkit: Being on a team enhances the experience of each and every one of your team members, providing a built-in support system and a goal towards which you will all strive (and stride) together. A team captain's role is vital to the success of the Out of the Darkness Walks. Click here to access our Team Captain Toolkit and access some tips, tricks, and resources.
Austin Walk FAQs
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, learn about community resources, pick-up beads at the Honor Bead table, and more!
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.
Hope & Healing
Register by clicking the button at the top of the page
Thank you participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can save lives and bring hope.
If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741-741