Kern County Out of the Darkness Experience

Join us on October 24, 2020



Welcome to the Kern County Out of the Darkness Experience

While the Out of the Darkness Walk in Bakersfield 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 provide resources for those who may be struggling. We use our voices and share our stories to provide HOPE.

Please enjoy this video from Community Partner, Psychiatric Wellness Center. Click here.

Show the world that we are always coming #OutOfTheDarkness - #TogetherToFightSuicide.

Event Details

Out of the Darkness Experience: 10/24/2020
Location: You can view the event right here on this page!  
Out of the Darkness Experience Time: 10:00 am

For more information, please contact

Contact Name: Lezlie Young
Contact Phone: 916-534-9872
Contact Email: 

Registration is free and open to the public. Out of the Darkness Experience donations are accepted until December 31st.

WAIT … Are We Still Walking to Fight Suicide?

YES! The Bakersfield Out of the Darkness Experience is a real walk, but on your terms: you get to choose your own date, course, what time you start, and who walks next to you (within social distancing guidelines)! Email us pictures of your walk and we'll post them on the AFSP Central Valley Facebook page!

Why Donate? (Donations gratefully accepted until December 31st)

Our community has always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks, but your safety and well-being will always be our top priority. Though there are many unknowns during these trying times, there are a few things we know for sure:

♦ You belong to a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing HOPE.

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

♦  Now more than ever, mental health and suicide prevention are so important.  We are 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 can't wait to see you again! In the meantime, we look forward to connecting in new ways, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

Act today! Follow us on Social!

Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in  walker central.

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!


Raise $150 by 10/24/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Note - we will mail T-shirts directly to qualifying participants after the event.

Team Incentives

The Top 5 Teams and Individual Fundraisers with the highest fundraising totals by noon on the day before the Experience will receive a special spotlight during our event on 10/24/2020!

Volunteer with Us

Want to help plan the next  Bakersfield Out of the Darkness Walk? Email us at to get involved!


Thank you for your support!

We hope you enjoyed the virtual experience.