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
Location: Details coming soon
Time: 1:00 pm
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Our committee would like to put together a slide show with photos of your loved ones lost to suicide. This slide show will be played on September 12th at the Out of the Darkness Experience Event and will then be posted on our FB page.
Last day to submit photos will be Friday, September 4th, Midnight Central
To submit a photo for the slideshow:
Once you are registered, please submit a photo to [email protected]
Include the following information:
Pop-Up T-Shirt Pick Ups
YES! 2020 OMAHA OUT OF THE DARKNESS SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE!!
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) 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.
Social Media Committee has been BUSY!!! MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE OMAHA OUT OF THE DARKNESS EVENT TO PARTICIPATE. They will be introducing a Social Scavenger Hunt that will include Sponsors and Landmarks across the region…for prizes! Submit pics of all the items under a tier and earn an incentive! Prizes are NOT cumulative! Details VERY SOON!
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
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).
Help Spread the Word!
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story!
Raise $150 by 09/12/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
Activities of Hope and Healing
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 www.afsp.org/resources.