El Paso Experience
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness El Paso Experience
While the El Paso 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. 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 loves ones, and support those with lived experience. We use our voices and share our stories to provide hope.
We may not able to gather hundreds of people for our traditional event, but we really miss you! So, we are transitioning to a Walk Your Way El Paso Experience. We are asking all of our walkers to walk on the route of their choice on October 17th. As you walk take pictures to add to the HOPE Hub or post them to social media using #TexasTogether and #TogethertoFightSuicide. Share with us your miles walked so that we can see how many miles were walked together to fight suicide.
We're working to find a time and place where we can still meet you to provide our favorite parts of the Out of the Darkness events, like honor beads, resources, and t-shirts. We are also upping our game with more incentives and activities than ever before.
This is going to be memorable and ground-breaking year and we hope you'll join us in our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
We are always, #TogetherToFightSuicide.
**This Month Only**
We're sending one of these exclusive stickers to everyone who registers for the El Paso Experience and makes a self-donation of $5 or more between September 1st and September 30th
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Wyntre Granados Wills
Contact Phone: 915-525-2438
Contact Email: email@example.com
Registration is free and open to the public. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.
Join the #TexasTogether Initiative
By registering for the El Paso Out of the Darkness Experience, you get a two for one deal. When you register you will also get access to our Texas Together Campaign. On October 17th, AFSP Texas is hosting an Out of the Darkness online 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.
How You Can Help
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).
Join the HOPE Hub
Our walks typically provide opportunities to share “Why I Walk” or a message of HOPE. This year the we are bringing this opportunity to you digitally. Click HERE to submit a video (30-45 seconds long) or picture with text for why you walk.
Consider a message that speaks to one or more of these three themes:
- You’ve lost someone and you want to share about them.
- You have a message of hope to others that have lost loved ones.
- You have a message of hope for those that struggle or who have survived an attempt.
Share on Social Media
Share your story, post photos, invite others to join and donate towards your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool!
Be sure to use #afsptexas, #TexasTogether, #TogetherToFightSuicide. Don't forget to follow us, too!
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 $25 and receive the limited edition HOPE mask!
Raise $150 by October 17th and receive the official 2020 Out of the Darkness t-shirt!
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
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!