Did you know that a person dies by suicide every 13.7 minutes, claiming more than 38,000 lives each year in the United States? Suicide also happens to be the second leading cause of death for college students – but there is hope!
Out of the Darkness is coordinated in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is held annually at the University of Houston to bring awareness to suicide, and as a way for loved ones at UH and the surrounding Houston community to memorialize family or friends who have been lost to suicide. The tradition of the campus walk at the University of Houston goes back several years and has had a long history beginning with the College of Engineering. Participants can walk individually or in teams, and are encouraged to fundraise for the event – though it is not specifically required.
This year's walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th. Our schedule is below:
- 10:00 am: Registration and campus/community tabling open
- 11:00 am: Speakers and dove release at Lynn Eusan Park main stage
- 11:30 am: Walk begins on-campus
- 12:30 pm: Estimated end time
The morning will include campus and community resource tabling, speakers, and some interactive ways to memorialize a love one. To register and donate to the 2018 walk, please visit the official AFSP page here!
Questions? Email our coordinator, Dr. Patrick Lukingbeal. We hope to see you out at this year’s walk!