Out of the Darkness campus walk to prevent depression and suicide

The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) is helping organize an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) "Out of the Darkness" campus walk on Saturday, April 25, to raise awareness and money for depression and suicide prevention. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students, and the third for youth ages 15 to 24. Adolescent depression—undiagnosed, untreated or both—is the No. 1 cause of suicide.

Faculty, staff, students, families, and friends are invited to participate by walking and/or raising funds. By walking in the Johns Hopkins University campus walk, you will be walking with thousands of students to raise money for AFSP's important research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and visibility while also targeting prevention," says Dawn Shafer, JHSAP program manager. "JHSAP can help students suffering in silence with depression or thoughts of suicide."

The 3+ mile walk to Patterson Park and back will start at 10 a.m. at the School of Nursing on Saturday, April 25.

To register or make a donation online, click here before April 24. Walkers who registered online before April 24 and those registering the day of the walk, should arrive by 9:30 a.m.

Please contact Mary Vincitore for more information: jhsap@jhu.edu or 443-287-7000.