Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you.
Suicide and mental health conditions affect millions. Together, we can bring these issues Out of the Darkness and create a culture that's smart about mental health.
Connect With Others and Save Lives
Join hundreds of thousands across the country to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, our nation's leader in the fight against suicide.
With more than 400 walks across all 50 states, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved:
Create or Join a Team
Whether you are walking with a school, club, corporation, or family and friends, this is the best way to get everyone together under the same banner.
Team Captains create the team, email team members, organize team fundraisers, and lead the team the day of the walk. Not ready to lead a team yet? No problem! If someone else is willing to be the Team Captain you can always register as a team member by selecting "join a team."
Walk as an Individual
Although no one ever walks alone, you can always register to walk as an individual and meet other members of the community the day of the walk.
Can’t make a walk this year, but still want to show your support? Register as a Virtual Walker and you will still receive a personal page to share your story and fundraising, and you can even join a team.
Want to help the local walk committee with set-up, registration, crowd control, clean up, and more? Register as a volunteer and you'll help make the walk run smoothly. In some cases, you may even finish your volunteer duties in time to walk. Volunteers can also join or create teams.
Donate to a Walker
Looking to make a donation to someone participating in an Out of the Darkness Walk? Click HERE and type the walker name or team name into the search bar.
*Please note: donations must be made to a participant on a team rather to the team in general. If you're on the team page, click "Roster" to select a team walker to donate to. Your contribution will be included in the team's fundraising total.
Still Looking to Do More?
Organize an Out of the Darkness Walk
Don't see a walk in your community? Our Out of the Darkness Walks are led by volunteers like you across the country each year between September and November, and you can join the fight against suicide by starting a walk near you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your city and state, and we'll connect you with an AFSP staff member from your region for more information.
Sponsor the Out of the Darkness Walks
The Out of the Darkness Sponsor Program provides the opportunity for companies to take an active role in suicide prevention by joining our network in more than 400 cities nationwide. There are several opportunities for your company to make a difference, including National Sponsorships, Retail Opportunities, Multi-Market & National Team Participation, and Local Sponsorships. Email email@example.com for more information today!
Some Out of the Darkness Walks feature community resource tables to provide information about local resources and support related to our cause, and some offer sponsor and vendor tables for a fee or as a benefit of walk sponsorship. You can view our tabling guidelines HERE. Please note: AFSP reserves the right to determine who may table, speak, or otherwise have a presence at our events. Availability and requirements vary by event. Please contact your local walk organizer for more information.