Tyler Experience

Join us on September 26, 2020

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Tyler Experience

This has been a particularly challenging year. As safety is our number one priority, by necessity, things will look a little different. We will not be having the walk as usual, but we are working together to ensure that we have a meaningful way to connect. While we may not be able to walk side-by-side, we can still connect to support one another and raise awareness. As a community we can still come together to honor, hear and share hope. 

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide

Event Details

Date: 09/26/2020
Location: Southside Park Rose Rudman Rec. Trail 
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Brittney Nichols & Kay Pleasant 
Contact Phone: 318-620-0159 
Contact Email: tylerootdwalk@gmail.com

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

Are will still walking to fight suicide?

YES!

The Tyler Out of the Darkness Experience is a real walk, but on your terms: choose what time works best for you, who walks with you (within social distancing guidelines), and how you will honor your journey. Be intentional about engaging in activities that honor your loved ones and support your own mental health! 

We will be displaying the Out of the Darkness banner at Southside park two weeks prior to September 26th. We encourage teams to sign it with a message of hope and take a picture with the banner to share with us! If you share on social media, please use #TexasTogetherToFightSuicide and #afspTexas and or post to the AFSP Tyler Experience Facebook Page

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).

Although the in-person activity for the Tyler Experience is on September 26th, registration will say open until the virtual Texas Together event on October 17th. 

Register Today!

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. We realize that nothing can substitute the experience of coming together in person, but we look forward to connecting in new ways, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

How to Participate

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. We realize that nothing can substitute the experience of coming together in person, but we look forward to connecting in new ways, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

We will be displaying the Out of the Darkness banner at Southside park two weeks prior to September 26th. We encourage teams to sign it with a message of hope and take a picture with the banner to share with us! If you share on social media, please use #TexasTogetherToFightSuicide #AFSPTexas and/or post to the AFSP Tyler Experience Facebook Page

Also, we encourage you and your team to be intentional about doing something meaningful on September 26th, like an activity that your loved one enjoyed or something that brings you peace. Whatever you choose to do to honor your loved ones and yourself, we'd love for you to share it with us on social media! 

Join the #TexasTogether Initiative

By registering for the Tyler Out of the Darkness Experience, will also participate in Texas Together to Fight Suicide on October 17th, the first ever statewide suicide prevention event. It will be a day long experience featuring suicide prevention and volunteer trainings, opportunities to share your story while honoring our loved ones, actionable awareness activities that you can be a part of, as well as virtual platforms for participants across the state to connect with other teams and individuals passionate about suicide prevention and mental health.  Learn more at afsp.org/texas.

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness #TexasTogetherToFightSuicide #AFSPTexas 


      


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

Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.

Incentives

Raise $150 by 09/26/2020 and we'll mail you an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Raise $50 by October 10th and we'll mail you an AFSP HOPE Mask! 

   


Once you’ve registered, set up a Facebook Fundraiser to raise awareness and donations for the event! Follow these quick and easy steps!

Activities of Hope and Healing

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.

We encourage you to participate in an activity that your loved one enjoyed or that brings you peace. Tyler co-chair Kay Pleasant will be fishing with her family on September26th, an activity that her husband loved to do. Sarah Allen, Area Director for AFSP North Texas will take some time to self-care by going on a picnic with her family. Join the AFSP Tyler Experience Facebook page for additional recommendations for connection and having a meaningful virtual experience. We can't wait to see what you have planned! 

Virtual Memory Wall

The memory wall is a beloved staple of the Tyler Out of the Darkness Experience, and we are excited to offer a virtual memory wall this year! Please follow the link below to submit photos of yourself, your loved ones, or whomever you are joining us to celebrate in remembrance or of your loved ones.

Submit Photos Here

Photos submitted after September 23rd, 2020 will be added to the Bead and Remembrance Videos for the Texas Together event. 

 

If you're looking for resources, please visit www.afsp.org/resources.

 

Thank you for your support!