San Antonio Experience

Join us on November 1, 2020

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness San Antonio Experience

While the Out of the Darkness Walks in South Texas are going to be different this year, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. Mental health and suicide prevention are more important than ever. 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.

The Walk is still happening, just in a new and creative way! We would still like to connect with you in person in a way that keeps you and our volunteers safe while following the CDC and local guidelines. We invite you to join us at our 2020 Out of the Darkness San Antonio Drive Through Event. At this event you will be able to pick up T-shirts and resources, participate in a memorial event, drop off donations, and purchase merchandise -entirely from your car.

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

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.

✨ NEW MONTH, NEW TEXAS STICKER! ✨
 
Register for any Texas Experience and link a Facebook Fundraiser to your Out of the Darkness page to receive this #RealConvo Cactus sticker!
 
Already have a Facebook Fundraiser? Share it to your social media pages and invite your friends to donate!
Not sure how to get started? Watch this tutorial on how to create a Facebook Fundraiser (the right way!):  youtu.be/Lzi4hmbfkog
 

Event Details

Date: 11/01/2020
Location: Parking Lot of Nelson Wolff Stadium 
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Bebe Rodriguez 
Contact Phone: 210-218-7710 
Contact Email: outofthedarkness.sa@gmail.com

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

Raise $50+ and get our HOPE Mask; Limited supplies available! 

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).

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 


  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.

 

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

 

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 11/01/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

 

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!