The Overnight Walk

Walk for suicide prevention.

Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. These deaths could be prevented with proper support and treatment, but people struggling with depression and other mental health conditions can be left feeling isolated and unable to seek help. The nature of depression often leads to people isolating themselves further or feeling undeserving of help. Many people avoid talking about these topics, but acknowledgement of them is necessary to save the lives of those struggling with them. With a support system and increased awareness of mental health, many people would be able to find the help they need.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention aims to decrease the number of deaths by suicide. They provide support to people at risk as well as spreading awareness about suicide prevention. They will be holding the Overnight Walk in order to help this goal.

Opening Ceremony

The Overnight kicks off with a brief Opening Ceremony framed by the setting sun. You’ll meet people of all ages and backgrounds, each with their own story that led them to take a stand against suicide.

The Walk

Everyone walks at their own pace, and our Crew Team is always there to support the Walkers. The route is clearly marked, and a team of Sweep Vans, Motorcycle Escorts, and bicyclists on Trail Sweep patrol the route to ensure the safety of all Walkers. Medical and Support Crew are also on hand throughout the night.

The Closing Ceremony

Lining the end of the route are thousands of luminaria- each one representing a life touched by suicide. They are a truly moving sight, and a reminder of the importance of our mission. The Closing Ceremony is the culmination of your journey. As the sun rises that morning, as you stand among a crowd of fellow Walkers—each with their own journey that led them to this moment—you will feel a sense of accomplishment. You will have honored those who lost a battle to mental health conditions, and you will have done your part to help others find the help they need. It’s a feeling that will stay with you forever.

Click here to register and help prevent suicide.

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