Out of the Darkness 2020 Walks for Suicide Prevention

Greenbrook is proud to sponsor Out Of The Darkness walks, the signature event of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in cities throughout our regions from March to November. These community walks aim to bring awareness to the high rate of suicide in the U.S., provide support and comfort to those affected by suicide, and raise funds for research and education about mental illnesses that lead to suicide. With suicide the second highest cause of death for ages 15-44 in America, events like Out of the Darkness walks are crucial to offer solutions to those who have lost hope.

Greenbrook will join the communities we support for this crucial cause and be part of the work to destigmatize mental illness. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimates that nearly 60% of those who die from suicide have suffered major depressive disorder (MDD) or another mood disorder. Because of this, identifying and treating patients with MDD is critically important in the effort to prevent suicide.

 Since 2018, Greenbrook’s local care team has hosted booths at Out Of The Darkness walks to pass out stress-relief giveaways. We invite you to join us to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s cause in a city near you! For more information about Out Of The Darkness or the event, click on the event name below:

University of Virginia Campus Walk

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 11am
South Lawn, UVA Grounds
Charlottesville, VA

 

Oakland/Rochester/Macomb Walk

Saturday, September 12, 2020 @ 11am
Stony Creek Metropark
Eastwood Beach
Shelby Township, MI

 

Carroll County MD Walk

Saturday, September 12, 2020 @ 10am
Krimgold park
Woodbine,  MD

 

Montgomery County MD Walk

Sunday, September 20, 2020 @ 10am
Maryland Soccerplex
Germantown, MD

 

Cleveland Walk

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 11am
Wade Oval
Cleveland, OH

 

Suffolk Walk

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 10am
Bennett’s Creek Park
Suffolk, VA

 

St. Louis Walk

Sunday, September 27, 2020 @ 11am
Creve Coeur Park
Tremayne Pavilion
St. Louis, MO

 

Lynchburg Walk

Saturday, October 3, 2020 @ 10am
Riverfront Park
Lynchburg, VA

 

Hamden Walk

Sunday, October 4, 2020 @ 11am
Town Center Park
Hamden, CT

 

St. Petersburg Walk

Saturday, October 10, 2020 @ 9:30am
Vinoy Park
St Petersburg, FL

 

Columbia Area Walk

Sunday, October 25, 2020 @ 2pm
Columbia Canal & River front Parl
Columbia, SC

 

Fairfield County Walk

Sunday, October 25, 2020 @ 10am
Venue TBD
Norwalk, CT

 

Charlotte Metro Walk

Saturday, November 7, 2020 @ 2pm
Symphony Park
Charlotte, NC

 

Greater Houston Area Walk

Saturday, November 7, 2020 @ 10am
Town Green Park
The Woodlands, TX

 

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