Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. The annual Greater Fredericksburg Out of the Darkness Community Walk, hosted by the Virginia Chapter of AFSP will be held at 12:00 PM (registration and check-in begin at 10AM), September 14th on the grounds of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. This walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s education, research and support programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual U.S. rate of suicide 20 percent by the year 2025.

The American Foundation for Suicide Preventionis dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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