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Walk Out of the Darkness: April at U-M

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The Mary A. Rackham Institute and its centers are participating in the U-M campus Out of the Darkness walk on Friday, April 7. All are welcome and invited to participate — either in walking or in helping support the cause via a “virtual” walk fundraiser. Mental health advocacy group Active Minds will host the event in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

During the event, we will walk alongside other organizations and individuals to raise money and awareness for this important cause. Food, entertainment, prizes, and more will be provided, as well as a memory wall constructed honoring those we have loved and lost in their battle with mental health. If you are interested in joining us and thousands of others in cities across the country, visit our team page here.

U-M Out of the Darkness Walk Details

  • When: Friday, April 7, 2017. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and the walk takes place from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Where: Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Cost: Register and donate here.
  • More Info: Visit the U-M event Facebook page


About Out of the Darkness Events

Out of the Darkness walks are one of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s premiere fundraisers. The walks help shed light on the importance of mental health as well as commemorate those who have struggled. They take place in communities and on college campuses across the country in order to bring awareness and suicide prevention to all corners.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention funds research, creates educational programs, advocates for public policy, and supports survivors of suicide loss. The money raised through the walks is to help AFSP reach the goal of reducing the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025.