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
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.