Oklahoma City Experience

Join us on September 12, 2020

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Oklahoma City Experience

While the Oklahoma City 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 are always #TogetherToFightSuicide


Event Details

Pop-up Date: 09/12/2020 - Packet Pick-Up
Pop-up Location: Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Details: Participants can come by to drop-off donations, pick up honor beads, resources, and more.

Event Date: 09/12/2020
Location: Where you are! Your neighborhood, a park, or your backyard!
Walk Program: Online program begins at 11:00 am on the AFSP Oklahoma Facebook page

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Nerissa Berry 
Contact Phone: 405-512-6171 
Contact Email: nerissa.afsp@gmail.com


Event Activities

Join us for a pop-up event on September 12 from 10am to 12 m at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Meet AFSP Oklahoma Board member and OKC Experience committee members and pick up resources, chapter information, honor beads, and more. Participants who raise $150+ for the OKC Experience will have their name featured on the big screen inside the ballpark - you'll have a chance to go in the park to see it first hand and take pictures! 

Tune into the AFSP Oklahoma Facebook page at 11am on September 12 as members from the walk committee go live and take a virtual walk with you. We encourage you to take this time to walk in your neighborhood, at a local park, or wherever is safe with us to show your community we are #TogetherToFightSuicide! 

Follow along with us on social media as we post information and activities throughout the day to keep you engaged in our fight to #stopsuicide.

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

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 #TogetherToFightSuicide #AFSPOK


  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.

 

T-Shirts

All participants who raise $150 for the OKC Experience will receive an Out of the Darkness T-shirt! Shirts will be mailed directly to your home. 

 

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 www.afsp.org/resources.

 

Thank you for your support!