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Sedgwick County Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide

Date: September 15, 2018,
Venue: Hyatt Regency Wichita - 400 W. Waterman, Wichita

The Event:

The core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks created a movement. Held in hundreds of cities across the country, they give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health.
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Barb Mares
Contact Phone: 913-620-4136
Contact Email: barbmares@afspkc.com
Contact Name: Brittany Brest
Contact Phone: 316-768-7061
Contact Email: brittany.a.brest@gmail.com

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs based in current science, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss and those who personally struggle or have a lived experience. 

Why We Walk:
Every year suicide claims more lives than murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn't get the attention and funding given to other leading causes of death. It's up to Walkers like us to make Mental Health a priority in Kansas. 
In 2016 (current available stats) 44,695 people died by suicide in the US, 514 were Kansans. Nationally, someone dies by suicide every 11.7 minutes. A suicide attempt is estimated to occur every 28 seconds in the US. Together we can change the culture of mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.

http://www.afsp.org/wichita
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