On Saturday, October 6th, beginning at 11 am, the community walked in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). There were more intrinsic reasons, of course, for their choice to walk; these were often reflected in the different colored necklaces participants hung around their necks, each representing something important to them.
Members of Psi Chi and RCPA were there, representing the college and their respective organizations. Professors were there to show their support as well.
Overall, it was a successful event and we look forward to participating in the years to follow.
To learn more about the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, then follow this link to go to their main site. You can also follow this link to find out how to ‘Seize the Awkward’, a campaign led in partnership between the AFSP, The Jed Foundation, and the Ad Council.
If you need to talk to someone or know of someone in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Crisis Text Line with the message ‘HOME’ to 741741.
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