The Tulsa Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a fundraising walk supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The walk will be held on Saturday, October 25th at LaFortune Park at Kaiser Library, 53rd & Hudson. Registration for the Walk will begin at 8:30am with the Walk beginning at 9am.
There are over 360 Out of the Darkness Community Walks taking place throughout the U.S. this fall. Funds will support vital research, education, advocacy, suicide prevention initiatives and programs to support those impacted by suicide and to reduce the annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by 2025.
The Out of the Darkness Walks raise much needed funds and awareness to develop prevention programs and decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness. Suicide is a serious national health problem that cuts across all ages and demographics. Each year, close to one million people make a suicide attempt and nearly 38,000 die by suicide in the U.S. alone.