Omaha Experience

Join us on September 12, 2020

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Omaha Experience

While the Omaha 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 on 09/12/2020 for an Out of the Darkness Experience, live on Facebook.

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! Also, join us on all of our socials!

We need you.  We need your support. We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide

Event Details

Date: 09/12/2020
Location: Live Streaming 
Time: 1:00 pm 

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Amy Reed (below) or Laura Gregory - - 402-301-3966 
Contact Phone: 402-208-6866 
Contact Email:

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

Omaha Post Event Recognition Gifts

Pop-Up T-Shirt Pick Ups


We will be hosting Pop-Up Pick Ups for 2020 Omaha Out Of The Darkness Shirts for those who have earned them ($150 fundraising minimum through Registration/Donor Drive Page. Fundraising is on an individual basis.) at participating Sponsor Locations! Stay tuned for details via email, socials and right here on your Omaha Event Landing Page!

*Donations will be accepted as well at these.

Silent Auction

Joann Thurlow and her committee are working HARD to bring you some amazing items up for auction! The auction will be held on our Facebook Page, beginning in Mid-August. One item will be posted daily with a minimum bid requirement. Bids will be received in the comments under each individual original post ONLY. No outside bids (messenger, text, email) will be accepted. Each item will be available for bidding for a minimum of 12 hours, then commenting will be closed. The highest bidder will be contacted via the AFSP Nebraska page with instructions for payment and receipt of auction item.

Event Day - Saturday, September 12th, 1:00 pm

Join us, Saturday, September 12th at 1:00 pm on AFSP Nebraska’s Facebook for the Omaha Out of Darkness Experience Event.  

In light of not being together side by side, let’s join together on September 12th, and show support to those who have lost loved ones to suicide, those who struggle personally with mental health wellness, those who support people who struggle, and those who support suicide prevention and mental health wellness. 

We are #TogetherToFightSuicide

Get Registered

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself or page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account.  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:

  1. 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.
  2. We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.
  3. 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.

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 individually by 09/12/2020 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.

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Thank you for your support!