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Duke University Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

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Saturday, March 26, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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. Join the Duke community and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on March 26, 2022, as we walk together to raise awareness and raise funds to further develop and support initiatives designed to prevent suicide. For more information, to register to walk and/or to donate, please go to:

If you have questions, you can email the Walk Chair, Sam Rieger, at Registration will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and the official opening ceremony will start at 11:00 a.m. at the gazebo on East Campus.

According to stats compiled by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States:
• 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
• 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
• 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
• 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
• Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34

Contact: Sam Rieger