Upcoming Area Events Shining Light on Epidemic of Suicide with ‘Out of Darkness Walk,’ and ‘You Matter’
The Out of Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention is coming Sunday in Montgomery. In November, Robinson Springs United Methodist Church and Millbrook First United Methodist Church will host a “You Matter” event designed to educate about suicide as well as offer education and hope. That event will be Nov. 13 at the Millbrook Civic Center and is free. Information on both are within this article.
OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
FROM CHERYL VINSON
The Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention is THIS SUNDAY!
Walk Date: 10/27/2019
Walk Location: Auburn University of Montgomery, Moore Hall, 7440 East Drive – Montgomery, AL 36117
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Opening Ceremony: 1:30 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Cheryl Vinson
Contact Phone: 334-322-5988
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness River Region Walk
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.
In case there is any confusion about the day of the event details, here is a breakdown:
– Registration begins at 12:00
– Pre-opening Ceremony begins at 1:15
– Opening Ceremony begins at 1:30
– Walk begins at 2:00.
This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event!
You WON’T want to miss Opening Ceremony, I GUARANTEE YOU!!! We have a very special surprise for you!
Remember, registration is free! Online registration closes on Friday at noon! Register now at: www.afsp.org/montal
“YOU MATTER” EVENT COMING TO MILLBROOK CIVIC CENTER NOV. 13
BY SARAH STEPHENS, OWNER/EDITOR
Two Methodist churches in Millbrook are focusing on the epidemic of suicide and are reaching out to the community to educate and provide hope. The event will be held Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Millbrook Civic Center.
All area residents are invited to come, listen and join in the dialogue. All youth, parents, and concerned citizens are invited to this event.
The Millbrook Civic Center is located at 3168 Park Circle (next to the Library behind Village Green Park).
This community initiative intends to bring the message of life to our young people in our area by drawing out of darkness the epidemic of suicide. Robinson Springs United Methodist Church and Millbrook First United Methodist Church are hosting an evening for the area youth, parents and concerned citizens to dialogue about suicide awareness/prevention.
“On Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Millbrook Civic Center from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm we will have featured speakers engage in the conversation. Rebecca Ellis, the Cole Ellis Foundation and Alisa Jones, Hope City Counseling will bring a powerful message of reality and hope regarding suicide,” RSUMC Pastor Janet Krantz said.
This link will give you a preview of their respective organizations and experience. http://www.hopecitycounseling.com/the-cole-ellis-foundation
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, suicide is on the rise across the state. In 2016 it was the 11th leading cause of death. There were 788 suicides compared to 543 murders. Of those suicides, 98 were young people between the ages of 10 to 24. Suicides in Alabama are highest among white, non-Hispanic residents, particularly males.