Join the Texas Together to Fight Suicide Movement This Fall!
This fall, AFSP Texas is coming together to host a meaningful, multifaceted Out of the Darkness experience for our valued participants. Your safety and well being will always be our top priority. While, the Out of the Darkness Walks in Texas will to look different this year, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. We hope that this campaign will help us bring the hope, healing and connection that our participants look forward to each year.
We will work together to host a statewide initiative for Texans, featuring suicide prevention and volunteer trainings, opportunities to share your story while honoring our loved ones, actionable awareness activities that you can be a part of, as well as virtual platforms for participants across the state to connect with other teams and individuals passionate about suicide prevention and mental health.
On October 17, join us for an Out of the Darkness experience with activities and opportunities to engage with us throughout the day. We will share more about our exciting plans and event details in the coming weeks. We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information, so be sure to register for a Texas walk listed below.
Learn more about opportunities being planned in your area, in addition to the online experience, by registering for an event near you.
Please contact the Texas team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. In the meantime, we look forward to connecting in new ways, and we invite you to join us on this journey.
Register for a Texas Out of the Darkness Experience today and show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.
Texas Together Event Lineup:
8:00 AM - Yoga and Mindful Meditation, click here to join the class when it begins.
10:00 AM - Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM - Talk Saves Lives, register for the training here. Zoom info will be sent immediately following registration.
1:00 PM - Volunteer 101, register for the orientation here. Zoom info will be sent out immediately following registration.
2:00 PM - Minority Mental Health During COVID Panel Discussion
4:00 PM - Top Team Shoutouts
6:00 PM - Virtual Candle Lighting Ceremony
7:00 PM - Closing Ceremony & Thank You
Texas Out of the Darkness Experiences:
Lubbock - September 13
Taylor County - September 26
Tyler - September 26
Bonham - October 3
Greater Fort Hood Area - October 3
Waco - October 3
Permian Basin - October 11
Southeast Texas - October 17
El Paso - October 17
Austin - October 24
Dallas - October 31
Fort Worth - October 31
Rio Grande Valley - TBD
San Antonio - November 1
Greater Houston Area - November 7
Prosper - November 7
Wichita Falls - November 14
Fundraising for the Texas Out of the Darkness Community Walks is more than just raising money. It’s an opportunity to create a community that is smart about mental health. Check out some fundraising tips and tools to help you succeed.
Hope Lives in Texas
Let's show the world that HOPE Lives in Texas!
1) Download the template.
2) Snap a photo - it can be at your favorite Texas spot if it's safe!
3) Post it to FB, IG, or Twitter using hashtags #TexasTogethertoFightSuicide and #AFSPTexas
Challenge your friends, family, Out of the Darkness teams, co-workers, neighbors - whoever! - to join us as we spread positive messages of hope, compassion, mental health care and suicide prevention across Texas.
Don't forget to tag us so we can see your beautiful faces!
@afspcentraltexas @afspnorthtexas @afspsouthtexas @afspsoutheasttexas
Your AFSP Texas Team
|Sarah Allen||Jayne Whisnant||Cammy Hazim|
|North Texas and Oklahoma Area Director||West Texas and Central Texas Area Director||South Texas and Southeast Texas Area Director|
About our AFSP chapters
The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.
As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our chapters.