Hawaiʻi Statewide Out of the Darkness Experience
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Welcome to the Hawaiʻi Statewide Out of the Darkness Experience
This fall, communities across the state of Hawai'i are coming Together to Fight Suicide for an 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 this Fall for the Hawai'i Statewide 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
We invite you to join us for the Hawai'i Statewide Out of the Darkness Experience. To keep people safe, we have transitioned our usual in-person event to one that can be Experienced in many ways. Instead of a walking as a large group, this year you can honor a loved one and show support for suicide prevention and research by selecting an activity of your choice that promotes wellness, such as walking, surfing, painting, meditation, yoga, etc. As you complete your activity, capture it through a picture or video.
Next, get the word out by posting your picture or video on your social media sites and tag AFSP Hawai’i. If you would like to appear on our AFSP Hawai’i Facebook page, email your picture or video by Monday, October 19, 2020 to your island representative. **Please note: Acceptable videos are MP4 and .MOV file formats. All videos should be taken horizontally and are 30 seconds in length or shorter. Include your full name with your picture or video.
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Pua Kaninau-Santos / Elizabeth A. Warren
Contact Phone: 808-466-7904 / 808-765-0074
Contact Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Name: Jo Anne Balberde-Kamalii
Contact Phone: 808-895-8271
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Name: Patricia Wistinghausen
Contact Phone: 808-346-7492
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Name: Danielle Bergan
Contact Phone: 808-242-6461
Contact Email: Danielle.email@example.com
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.
Save the Date!
Join us at 9am on Saturday, October 24, 2020, to watch our Hawai’i Statewide Out of the Darkness Experience video tribute in support of AFSP Hawai'i’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. You can access our video on our AFSP Hawai’i website or on our Facebook page.
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
Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page.
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story!
Raise $150 by 10/24/2020 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.