Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide

Out of the Darkness Walks

These walks are the signature events of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

By walking in the Out of the Darkness Walks to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), you will be walking with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs. These programs prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, advocate for mental health issues, and assist survivors of suicide loss.

Out of the Darkness Walk

Local Event

Where Stony Creek Metro Park
Rochester, Michigan
Starts 10/12/2014 @ 1:00 pm
Ends 4:00 pm
Check-in Time 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Registration Cutoff 10/10/2014 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff 01/01/2015 12:00 am
Contact Lisa Hook
Phone 248-242-3328
E-mail Address lisarhook@gmail.com

To participate or to donate to this event, visit the local walk web page.

A Few Facts about Suicide

In the U.S., a person dies by suicide every 13.7 minutes, claiming more than 38,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute; with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, and the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults. The suicide rate among U.S. military members rose sharply in 2012, with an average of one suicide per day.

To learn more about AFSP’s mission, research and programs visit www.afsp.org

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