Walk to Prevent Suicide

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will be having two Out of the Darkness Campus walks, to help aid in suicide prevention research, education, advocacy, outreach, and erasing stigma from receiving treatment for different mental health issues.

WHAT: The UCSB Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is a fundraising walk supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There are more than 45 Out of the Darkness Campus Walks taking place throughout the U.S. this spring. Funds will support vital research, education, advocacy, suicide prevention initiatives and programs to support those impacted by suicide.

WHEN: April 21, 2013

WHERE: Goleta Beach

- Media parking available at 5986 Sandspit Rd

- 9:45am – Walker registration

- 10:30am - Suggested media arrival

- 11:00am –Walkers begin route around UCSB and back to Goleta Beach

WHY: It is estimated that each year, nearly 1 million Americans make a suicide attempt, more than 38,000 die by suicide, and more than 20 million suffer from depression. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in college age students and the leading cause of injury death in the U.S. overall. Suicide takes an enormous toll on families, friends, co-workers and entire communities. Yet, suicide can be prevented. This event is designed to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention.

SPONSORS: Trader Joes, Rock Star

REGISTRATION: UC Santa Barbara Registration page:

Cal Lu Registration page:

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