Suicide Awareness in KC

September marks Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to NAMI, 41,000 individuals are lost to suicide each year. This is a time to share stories, support one another, and become an advocate to end the stigma around mental health. Here’s a couple ways to get involved here in KC:

Speak Up Walk   

When: Sunday, September 16th

Where: Garmin Campus, Olathe, Kansas

Registration will be accepted until the morning of the walk.

Registration and Frequently Asked Questions

Why support Speak Up? “Our passionate hope is that Speak Up will provide quality education and awareness in our community and bridge the communication gaps between community, schools and parents.” Learn more about Speak Up



Out of the Darkness Greater Kansas City Walk  

When: Saturday, October 6th 

Where: Berkley Riverfront Park

Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

For more information on contacts to call click here.

Why support Out of the Darkness? “When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort 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, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.” Learn more about American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


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