How many miles is the suicide walk?

How many miles is the suicide walk?

Someone in the U.S. dies by suicide every 16 minutes. Over $850K has been raised to date for the cause of suicide prevention and education by the AFSP through the Out of the Darkness program. The Community Walks are typically 5k (3.10 miles).

What does the AFSP do?

AFSP’s mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. We fund research to improve interventions, train clinicians in suicide prevention, and advocate for policy that will save lives.

Is AFSP a non profit?

Not for profit status AFSP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Our Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329.

Where do AFSP donations go?

Your Donations Fight Suicide AFSP uses the funds to: Fund Research for Suicide Prevention. Create and Distribute Education Programs. Advocate for Public Policy.

How long is the overnight walk?

16 to 18 miles
The Overnight walk is 16 to 18 miles.

How do you get out of the darkness?

Here’s how to get yourself out of a dark place.

  1. Get outside of yourself. Darkness feels like you are trapped in your head.
  2. Leave your bedroom. Your bedroom can feel like a prison when you are in a dark place.
  3. Walk it off. 2 hours a day is optimal.
  4. Take a course.
  5. Be a parent to your mind.
  6. Declare war on your fear.

What does Afsp stand for?

Record of Completion
Annual Filing Season Program

Program overview
Participants Tax Preparers
Recognition AFSP – Record of Completion
Regulator Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Headquarters Washington D.C.

How much money has AFSP raised?

Whether you’re a longtime supporter of AFSP, or are new to our cause, we thank you for sharing your dedication, expertise, passion and generosity with us. We raised more than $41.1 million this past year, keeping our combined administrative costs and fundraising costs below the industry standard 25%, at only 18%.

Is suicide prevention a nonprofit?

AFSP is a nonprofit organization that funds research to advance understanding of suicide and suicide prevention. It also offers educational programs and resources for professionals, survivors of suicide loss, and the public about suicide prevention.

How is the AFSP funded?

The research grants are funded mainly through small individual donations from volunteers who attend AFSP Out of the Darkness experiences. Many of these researchers will go on to receive further funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and other large research funding agencies.

What is a dark place mentally?

What is a dark place? It’s a place where you feel helpless. Where days blend into each other and time has no value. It’s a place where you don’t care too much about anything. It’s a period in your life where the world could be hurting and you don’t seem to care.