Salt Lake City Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a topic that has, in one way or another, touched the lives of many of us at The Advocates. We are committed to helping raise awareness for suicide prevention and protecting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

To help us accomplish this goal, we are once again sponsoring the Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk put on by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The goal of the event is to foster feelings of community and support, remember those we have lost to suicide, and raise funds for further education and awareness events.

The Advocates would be honored to have members of our community join us at the walk. There will be booths and vendors, a silent auction, and opportunities to donate. Registration is free, though donations are encouraged.

If you can’t join us on September 9th, there are still ways you can help. By making a financial donation to AFSP, you can help the organization create and distribute educational materials, provide suicide loss support groups, and fund research that can help prevent suicide in the future.

If donating is not an option for you right now, consider promoting the Out of Darkness Walk on your social media pages. Everyone can help us get closer to a world without suicide.

Event Details

Date and time: Saturday, September 9, 2023

Registration begins at 9:00 am; walk starts at 10:00.

Location: Veterans Memorial Park

1985 W. 7800 S. 

West Jordan, UT 84088

Activities to enjoy: Honor and remembrance area, silent auction, vendors, food trucks, arts and crafts, comfort tent

Suicide Prevention Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal ideation, the following resources are available:

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988 at any time to be connected to trained crisis center counselors. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, someone will be there to listen.

Crisis Text Line: Text 741-741 for support with suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and more.

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