Out of Darkness Walk 2012 There are many Walks to promote good physical health. This is the Walk to promote good mental health.

Riverside will again participate in the Out of the Darkness Walk on September 10, 2016 to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The event raises awareness of depression as a treatable disease and of suicide as a preventable tragedy.

Riverside recognized as top supporter 

In 2015, our RBHC Team Hope had 84 participants and through the support of team members, family, friends and the community, raised the largest amount -- over $7,668! Of the 350 or so Out of the Darkness Walks across the country, the Hampton Roads walk was again the largest with 8,349 registered participants.

Join Our 2016 Team

This year will mark Riverside's ninth year of participating in this walk. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Ann Graham via e-mail at ann.graham@rivhs.com.

  • Visit our team page here

About the Out of the Darkness Community Walks
In partnership with the national sponsor, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this Walk is locally sponsored by the Hampton Roads Survivors of Suicide Support Group, which has been meeting over 26 years to provide a safe place for healthy grieving. It is hosting Out of the Darkness 2011 Team this event to spare others from this tragic loss. The number one cause of suicide is untreated depression. By educating people about the symptoms and treatment of the disease of depression, we hope to prevent suicides.

This walk is for anyone who has been touched by depression or suicide. Through the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, we can come together to promote good mental health. The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 200 communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.

Walk to save lives
Walk to raise funds
Walk to honor loved ones