Hundreds walk to stop suicide during virtual Out of the Darkness event

Posted at 10:24 AM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 11:54:07-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- People all across the Richmond metro area got together in their neighborhoods Saturday for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) annual Out of the Darkness walk.

It usually consists of one big event with a ceremony, followed by a walk including organizers and participants, but there was no in-person gathering because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

AFSP's Richmond chapter held a ceremony on their Facebook page Saturday morning to commemorate the day and encourage others to gather in smaller groups and go on a walk together.

"We hope that today showed you that you are not alone, there are resources here to support you, and you are among others who are dedicated to end suicide forever," organizers said.

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