Join the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to fight suicide

JHU schools, departments, and clubs are encouraged to form teams and raise funds

Students participating in Out of Darkness Campus Walk

Image caption: Faculty, staff, students, families, and friends are invited to participate by walking and/or raising funds.

For nine years JHU has supported the mission of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Maryland chapter by hosting an annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, which this year returns to an in-person event.

The 10th annual JHU Out of the Darkness Walk—which supports AFSP's mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide—will be held on Saturday, April 2. Its organizer at Johns Hopkins is the Center for Health Education and Well-Being, known as CHEW.

The two-mile walk, scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon in East Baltimore, will go from Ross Plaza at 720 Rutland Ave., to and around Eager Park, and back. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

CHEW and the Office of Benefits & Worklife encourage faculty, staff, students, families, and friends to participate in the movement to save lives and bring hope by walking or raising funds.

To create a team for your JHU school, department, or club, or to make a donation, go to afsp.org/jhu. Registration is free. Raise $100 by April 2 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk T-shirt from AFSP.

Suicide is an issue that impacts many of us, through our experiences with friends, loved ones, or colleagues, or our own struggles. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, there is help:

  • Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program: 443-287-7000, press 1
  • Johns Hopkins mySupport, the employee assistance program: 443-997-7000, press 2
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741741

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