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Berkshire County Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide

October 3, 2021

The Berkshire County Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide will be held Sunday, October 3, 2021 at a location to be determined.

The nationwide series of Walks is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Registration is free , but participants are encouraged to fundraise in advance of the event.

To register go to:

Raise $150 by 09/26/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

The following is a statement by the AFSP regarding lingering issues about the pandemic:

“Our top priority is the safety and health of our Walkers, Volunteers, and Staff. Because of this, we are carefully monitoring the developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to do so. We are working with the city and state officials, and we will follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), City Departments of Public Health, and the World Health Organization. We know that this can be a difficult time, so please take some time to read AFSP’s Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty and ADAA’s  Coronavirus Anxiety – Helpful Expert Tips and Resources.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

The Out of the Darkness Experience is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you’re looking for resources, please visit

80% of the proceeds from the Walks directly support AFSP programs.

For more information and Walk updates call Melissa Helm at (585) 831-1365 or email at

And here is a number you should copy and keep nearby because you never know.

24/7 Crisis Hotline: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network
1-800-273-TALK (8255) (Veterans, press 1)