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'Out of the Darkness' walk to prevent suicide returns to Richmond

Posted at 12:30 PM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 12:30:46-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The annual "Out of the Darkness" walk to prevent suicide returns to Richmond after a year off due to COVID.

Organizers said the event was important because it opened a conversation about mental health in our community.

"It's all about having a real conversation, right? It's getting people to talk about their feelings and getting people to acknowledge that mental health can be a real struggle for some individual," Kathe Goller, Virginia Area Director for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, said.

She said people will be able to share their stories at the walk and feel the community support. Those not yet ready to share will be able to realize that they aren't alone.

The event is being held at Byrd Park on Saturday, October 2, at 9 a.m.

You can pre-register here.