Carlisle Experience

Join us on September 19, 2020


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Carlisle Experience

While the Carlisle Out of the Darkness Walk is going to look different this year, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. We are a strong and resilient community, united in our effort to fight suicide, raise awareness, educate our communities, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience. We use our voices and share our stories to provide hope.

We invite you to join us this Fall for an Out of the Darkness Experience. We’re working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire you, and we will share more details about our exciting plans in the coming weeks.

We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information so be sure to sign up and join us here!

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide

Event Details

Date: 09/19/2020
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds 
Opening Ceremony Time: 11:00 am
Walk Start Time: between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm

There will be no official registration on site.  There will be an opening ceremony at 11:00 am on the Carlisle Out of the Darkness Facebook page.

Walkers can arrive between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm and begin walking when they arrive.  Masks are strongly encouraged.  The bathroom on the property will not be open.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Tricia Carbaugh 
Contact Phone: 717-552-9892 
Contact Email:

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.

As of right now, the walk is scheduled to take place as always. Changes will be made to adhere to the CDC guidelines for our area. Please register to make sure you receive the most up to date information about the event. 

Get Registered

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself, page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account, or page 8 if you’re signing up in person on the day of the event.  Be sure to also check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions on page 10.

If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your AFSP account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first).

Why Register?

Our community has always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks. Your safety and well-being will always be our top priority, and we are closely monitoring CDC and local guidelines as we map out our options for bringing you an experience of hope and healing this fall.

Though there are many unknowns, there are a few things we know for sure:

  • You belong to a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.
  • We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.
  • Mental Health and suicide prevention are more important than ever, and we’re confident that with your help we can reach more people than ever before.

We realize that nothing can substitute the experience of coming together in person, and we will continue to seek ways in which we can do that safely, if possible. We welcome your ideas for gathering online and/or in-person this fall. Please contact your local chapter for more information. In the meantime, we look forward to connecting in new ways, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

Experience Schedule of Events

The Carlisle Out of the Darkness Experience will include opportunities to engage with other participants on a smaller scale online through different activations and healing activities before the walk itself on September 19th. It is a new experience for us all, but we are working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire you leading up to September 19th and beyond! 

  • Tune-In Tuesdays Watch Party! 
    • Every Tuesday from August 11 - October 6, from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm we will be showing a TED Talk that promotes suicide prevention and mental wellness 
    • Register for each event by visiting the events tab on our Chapter webpage: 
  • Pilates for Prevention - September 12th at 10:00 AM EST 
    • Join our very own Bridgid Wills for a virtual pilates class! 
    • This will be a gentle class for all ages and skill levels 
    • $5 to register with all proceeds go to the Harrisburg walk, but we'd love to have you join us! 
    • Register at 
    • Everyone who attends will be entered in a drawing for a pair of free AFSP leggings and AFSP tank top! 
  • AFSP Door Decorating 
    • Download the door decoration kit free at 
    • Post a photo on your social account and tag @afspeasternpa and use #afspeasternpa in your post! 
    • Email with a photo of your creations. We will feature these photos on our Chapter pages and enter you to win AFSP swag prizes!
  • Hope in the Mailbox 
    • ​Brighten someone's day by sending them a free postcard
    • Visit to send your free postcards 
  • Out of the Darkness Wellness Challenge - August 3rd to September 13th 
    • Take action for suicide prevention by tracking your daily activities using the Kilter Rewards app
    • Visit for more details and to sign up! 

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness 

  Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!

Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.


There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story!



Raise $150 by 09/19/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!


Activities of Hope and Healing

Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection. There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.


The Out of the Darkness Experience is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for resources, please visit


Thank you for your support!