Faculty, staff, students, families, and friends are invited to participate in an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention "Out of the Darkness" campus walk on Saturday, April 9.
Organized by the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program, the campus walk seeks 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 15-24. Adolescent depression—undiagnosed, untreated, or both—is the No. 1 cause 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 9. Register or make a donation online before April 9. Walkers who registered online before April 9 and those registering the day of the walk, should arrive by 9:30 a.m.
For more information about depression awareness and suicide prevention, consider viewing the video developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine titled "We Need to Talk: A Story of Loss and Hope".
If you have any concerns about emotionally distressed faculty, staff, or students, please contact the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) or the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program at 443-997-7000.