Welcome to the Texas Out of the Darkness Walks and Program Info Page

#BeTheVoice of suicide prevention in Texas

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Texas Chapters host Out of the Darkness Walks throughout the state each fall. Register today for a Walk near you and join us as we walk to fight suicide.

Register Today for one of our Texas Walks!

09/14/2019 - Carthage Walk

09/14/2019 - Fort Worth Walk

09/14/2019 - Taylor County Walk

09/15/2019 - Lubbock Walk

09/21/2019 - Waco Walk

09/28/2019 - Tyler Walk

10/05/2019 - Bonham Walk

10/05/2019 - Greater Fort Hood Area Walk

10/06/2019 - Permian Basin Walk

10/12/2019 - El Paso Walk

10/26/2019 - Dallas Walk

11/02/2019 - Prosper Walk

11/02/2019 - Austin Walk

11/02/2019 - Greater Houston Area Walk

11/02/2019 - Rio Grande Valley Walk

11/02/2019 - Wichita Falls Walk

11/03/2019 - San Antonio Walk

11/16/2019 - Southeast Texas Walk

Fundraising for the 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 helpful fundraising tips and tools to get you to reach your goal for 2019.


Featured Programs

By featuring real stories and experiences, It’s Real conveys that depression and other mental health conditions are real illnesses that can be managed through specific treatments and interventions. It encourages students to be mindful of the state of their mental health, to acknowledge and recognize when they are struggling, and to take steps to seek help.

We hope it inspires you to have a #RealConvo today! 


Talk Saves Lives is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.

Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.

Contact one of theTexas Area Directors to schedule your Talk Saves Lives TODAY! Sarah Allen, North Texas, [email protected]; Cammy Hazim, Southeast Texas, [email protected]; Jayne Palmer, Central Texas, [email protected]


For a list of all programs and support services, visit www.afsp.org or contact your local AFSP staff members for more information.


Texas State Fact Sheet:

Texas Chapter Contacts:

Sarah Allen | North Texas Area Director | (469) 989-8282 | [email protected]

Cammy Hazim | Southeast Texas Area Director | (281) 757-1394 | [email protected]

Jayne Palmer | Central Texas Area Director | (512) 529-9622 | [email protected]


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.