Suicide most often occurs when stressors exceed current coping abilities of someone who has a mental health condition. AFSP - American Foundation Suicide of Prevention is an organization that educates and raises awareness about the suicide epidemic  affecting countless families annually.

This weekend, you can play your part in combating suicide, remembering those who have been lost as a result and supporting friends and families affected by participating in the "Out Of Darkness Walk" Saturday,  October 6, 8-12 at Bobby Ferguson Park located at 3400 U of A Way Texarkana, TX.

Registration will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and can be done on location.  However, you can REGISTER ONLINE.

Southwest Arkansas Out of the Darkness Community Walk and Southwest Arkansas Suicide Prevention Committee.

Each year, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Yet suicide prevention doesn't receive anywhere near the funding as other leading causes of death.  AFSP also funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide