Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Event Location: Krepps Park, 1235 Parkview Dr, Morgantown
Morgantown’s chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host its annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk, Saturday, Sept. 21.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and West Virginia has the highest death rate for suicides east of the Mississippi, according to John Campo, MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine’s chief behavioral wellness officer and assistant dean for behavioral health.
The ASFP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. It funds research, spreads awareness, educates the public about mental health and suicide prevention, advocates for relevant public policies, and supports survivors of suicide loss.
Together the ASFP and WVU have a donation goal of $20,000 which will be invested in programs to help reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025.
The University and its community have a commitment to mental health initiatives, including preventive-based care. Campo’s office, along with WVU’s Carruth Center, provide on-campus mental health services for students.
For more information, contact Ashleigh Mills or Esther Ervin at 304-381-4831, or email OOTDMorgantown@gmail.com.