AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. It creates a culture that's smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies: funding scientific research, educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention, advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention, and supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide.
Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. You can walk in one of the Out of the Darkness Walks, volunteer, become an advocate, and bring prevention to your school or workplace.
Each year, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Yet suicide prevention doesn't receive anywhere near the funding as other leading causes of death. It's up to Walkers like us to make a difference. Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.
As AFSP's signature fundraising series, the Out of the Darkness walks bring together friends, family, and supporters in more than 400 communities nationwide. Campus Walks engage young adults in AFSP's mission and programs with 5K walks each spring at colleges and high schools across the country. AFSP's flagship fundraising event, the Overnight, is a challenging endurance walk from dusk to dawn that rotates cities each year.