Out of the Darkness Walk New Haven County/ Hamden at 11 a.m. October 1
Many people’s introduction to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) comes through the Out of the Darkness Walks, taking place in cities nationwide. In our community, campus, and overnight walks, those affected by suicide – and those who support them – raise awareness and much-needed funds, strongly sending the message that suicide can be preventable, and that no one is alone.
Suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined.
In 2020 (latest available data), there were 45,979 reported suicide deaths in the U.S.
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 and 19 in the U.S.
Currently, suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to be there for one another and take steps to safeguard our mental health and prevent suicide.
There will be numerous on-site activities on the day of the walk. Check-in time is 10 a.m., and the walk starts at 11. Meet at Town Center Park (2761 Dixwell Ave), Hamden.
Register today and be part of the movement to walk #OutOftheDarkness.
Walk Chair: Caleb Warner, 203-980-7869, [email protected].
To register: https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=9362.
If you or someone you know is in a crisis, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741.