Farmington Experience

Join us on October 10, 2020


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Farmington Experience

While the Farmington 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

Due to Covid-19, the Farmington Out of the Darkness Walk Committee has been working hard to create a meaningful event for this year.  Below, under Day of event activities, are a few details that we hope will still allow individuals to stop by and participate in key activities.

Event Details

Date: 10/10/2020
Location: Engler Park 
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Whitney Shumway (info. below) & Megan Harter (573-315-9208, 
Contact Phone: 573-330-0906 
Contact Email:

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

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 by 10/10/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Day of event activities

Available at the event will be the registration table where you can drop off additional donations, register and receive your walk t-shirt, if you raised $150 or more.  The top three team fundraisers will receive a trophy and the top three indivdual fundraisers will receive a certificate. The Top three team fundraisers will be on the 2021 official walk t-shirt.

Everyone who comes the day of the event will receive a "Why We Walk" bag from the Mineral Ara Regional Council Members with a walk wristband, information on local mental health providers, resources and more.  Honor beads will be  available and Messages of Hope boards.

Each station will have hand sanitizer as well as sanitizer wipes to be used on any ink pens or markers that may change hands.

In addition to the day of event activities, the Farmington Walk Committee is planning virtual activites and Facebook live events on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before the event.  Facebook live events will also happen throughout the day of the event such as a live auction, Why We Walk videos, a special raffle and an "AFSP 101" zoom presentation in the evening.

The Mineral Area Regional Council and the Farmington Walk Committee hope to see you at Engler Park on October 10th.


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!