Sac State Out Of Darkness Campus Walk Unites Campus And Community

Sacramento State is committed to reducing the alarming suicide rate, so today, Student Health and Counseling Services and the University’s Active Minds chapter will team up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for Sac State’s Out of the Darkness Campus Walk.

The event, a fundraiser for AFSP’s education and prevention programs, will begin at 4 p.m. at The WELL, with check-in and registration, a mental health fair, and remembrance activities. At 5:30 p.m., hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and members of the Sacramento community will begin a 2-mile trek through the heart of campus to the residence halls and back to The WELL.

The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. 

Every walker wears honor beads and each color shows their personal connection to the cause, and helps identify others who understand.

  • WHITE - LOST A CHILD 
  • RED -  LOST A SPOUSE OR PARTNER 
  • GOLD - LOST A PARENT 
  • ORANGE - LOST A SIBLING 
  • PURPLE - LOST A RELATIVE OR FRIEND 
  • SILVER -  LOST FIRST RESPONDER / MILITARY
  • GREEN - STRUGGLED PERSONALLY
  • BLUE - SUPPORT THE CAUSE
  • TEAL - FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF SOMEONE WHO STRUGGLES


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