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Out of the Darkness Campus Walk for Suicide Prevention
Join Sacramento State’s Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness Services and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Greater Sacramento Chapter for the 13th Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk for Suicide Prevention on April 11th, 2024, at The WELL building of Sacramento State. The event will host a Mental Health Resource Fair at 4:00 pm with the ceremony beginning at 5:30 pm. The walk will take place through the campus shortly after the opening ceremony and ends around 7:00 pm.
Parking is included for registered walk participants starting at 3:00 pm in Parking Structure III, top floor only.
Parking is included for registered walk participants starting at 3:00 pm in Parking Structure III, top floor only
The event theme for this year is Hornets for Hope. The 2023 Surgeon General’s Advisory called the last few years an “epidemic of loneliness and isolation” citing social connection and community as the healing agents of this public health issue (U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory, 2023). Centered around fostering community at Sac State, the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is an opportunity for the Hornet Family to come together to spread awareness and hope around mental health.
By registering, you are showing support for survivors, students, staff, and faculty at risk, and those who have been affected by suicide. Mental health is an extremely important factor in the success of our students, faculty, and staff and we hope you will continue to support the cause through this event.
This is a call for all students, organizations, departments, faculty, staff, and community members to come together and not only remember and honor those whose lives have been lost to suicide but to take action to help raise awareness surrounding the topic of mental health and suicide. Together, we can bring these topics out of the darkness and into the light to support our Hornet Family.
Each year, Sac State’s Campus Walk has been one of the largest campus walks in the country for registered participants. Last year, nearly 1,000 registered participants including students, staff, faculty, and community members came out to show their support for suicide prevention.
13th Annual Sacramento State Out of Darkness Campus Walk
Campus Walk for Suicide Prevention
5:30 - 7 p.m.
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