New Mexico Out of the Darkness Experience

Join us on September 19, 2020

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Watch the 2020 New Mexico Out of the Darkness Experience Opening Ceremony and Honor Bead Ceremony above!
Our Virtual Resource Fair is now LIVE! Click on the above image to explore.

Thank you for participating in the 2020 New Mexico Out of the Darkness Experience! For more upcoming events, click here.

Registration is now closed. Donations are accepted until December 31st.

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While the Out of the Darkness Walks in New Mexico are 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 on Saturday, September 19th for the (new) New Mexico Out of the Darkness Experience.

Register Now and show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.

Upcoming E-vents

Out of the Darkness DAY
When: Saturday, September 19th
Time: ALL DAY / Opening Ceremony will be posted on this page at 10:00AM MT
REGISTER: click here

For more information, please contact:
Name: Beanna Chavez
Phone: 505-263-2085 
Email: newmexico@afsp.org

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. We welcome your ideas for gathering online and in-person this fall. Please contact the AFSP New Mexico Chapter at newmexico@afsp.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.

WAIT … ARE WE STILL WALKING TO FIGHT SUICIDE?

YES! The New Mexico Out of the Darkness Experience is a real walk, but on your terms: you get to choose your own course, what time you start, and who walks next to you (within safe distancing guidelines)! The walking is real—it's the community that's virtual this year.

More great reasons to register:

  • All participants can create and join teams. This is a great way to motivate family, friends, and co-workers to join you!

  • Registered walkers will receive a HOPE sign to print! Personalize it with your name and your reason for walking. #WhyIWalk

  • After the e-vent, you'll get a certificate of achievement to print out and show off!

  • You can connect with our new virtual community by joining our brand-new Facebook group! You'll meet other participants from across the state.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

We encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPNewMexico.

Post to your Facebook page and add the New Mexico Out of the Darkness Experience link (www.afsp.org/albuquerque), or the direct link to your fundraising page!

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

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

Share your photos! #OutoftheDarkness #TogetherToFightSuicide #AFSPNewMexico

BECOME A SPONSOR

Click here to become a SPONSOR! Or contact us and we'll send you more details. ALL sponsors will receive numerous marketing benefits, including a statewide spotlight in the New Mexico Out of the Darkness DAY e-vent!

MASKS & T-SHIRTS

- Raise $50 and receive an AFSP New Mexico face mask!

**All funds must be posted online by September 20th to qualify. Masks will be mailed to participants.

- Raise $150 and receive an Out of the Darkness t-shirt!

**All funds must be posted online by November 30th to qualify. T-shirts will mailed to participants. Due to printing/shipping delays, packages may not arrive until the end of the year.

TEAM INCENTIVES

- Walk teams that raise $1000 or more online by September 1st will have a handheld TEAM NAME SIGN printed and mailed to them!

- The team that fundraises the most online by September 18th at noon will receive a special spotlight during our e-vent on September 19th!

PAWS FOR PREVENTION

🐾 𝗣𝗮𝘄𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 🐾 recognizes our four-legged participants who are ready to #StopSuicide! Now pets and their humans can show their support for the New Mexico Out of the Darkness Experience with animal-friendly swag. Get yours by donating TODAY! CLICK HERE for details.

HONOR BEADS

Would you like to be represented in the Honor Bead Ceremony as part of the New Mexico Out of the Darkness Experience? Email us at newmexico@afsp.org for details! Deadline to submit photos is Sunday, September 13th.

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Want to help plan the New Mexico Out of the Darkness Experience? Email us at newmexico@afsp.org to get involved!

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.