The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks which take place in over 200 communities across the country, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.
The University of Maine Counseling Center coordinates the Out of the Darkness Community Walk each fall. This year’s walk was Sunday September 23. For more information on how you can support next year’s walk, call 581-1392 or check out our Facebook page: Out of the Darkness UMaine. For more information on this past year’s drive held at the University of Maine, click here.
Image Description: Walk volunteers pose for a photo.
Image Description: Walkers enjoy the pleasant scenery.
Image Description: The OOTD walk is a nice way for couples to spend time together.