Salem Out of the Darkness Experience

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Experience

The SalemOut of the Darkness community is coming Together to Fight Suicide with other communities across the state of Oregon this fall for the Out of the Darkness Experience. 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 for the Oregon Chapter Out of the Darkness Experience. We’re working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire. 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! Click Here for a brief FAQ document.

Save the Date!

Statewide Out of the Darkness Experience Ceremony

Date: September 26th

Time: 10:00 am

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Ryan Price 
Contact Phone: 503-951-3012 
Contact Email:

Click Here for a brief FAQ document.

Sponsorship opportunities!

Click Here to download the sponsorship packet for the Out of the Darkness Experience. 


We need you to join us as we come Together to Fight Suicide. Don't forget...

  • 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. By joining the Out of the Darkness Experience you will be able to use your story to help save lives.

  • Funding for suicide prevention Research, Education, Los and Healing and Advocacy work is still needed. This is the most important fundraiser of the year and we need your help to reach our goal!

  • AFSP remains 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, but we encourage you to participate in as many Out of the Darkness Experience activities and e-vents as possible!


Raise $150 by September 26th and receive an official Out of the Darkness Experience T-shirt!

T-shirts will be mailed directly to you after September 26th.

Activities of Hope and Healing

When you participate in an activity, you'll be helping bring suicide Out of the Darkness. YOUR submissions will be used to create the Out of the Darkness experience videos or live streams!

Memorial Ceremony and Memorial Wall

Remembering those we've lost. 

Wall of Hope

Messages of hope for our community, submitted by YOU!

My Why: Darkness Needs Light

Short videos from people who support the work of suicide prevention in our state.

Honoring Strength and Resilience

Honoring those with a personal struggle and those who support loved ones who struggle. 

Donations are accepted until December 31st.

Thank you for your support!