After a two-year hiatus, the in-person Arkansas Tech University Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk is coming back in 2022.
The event, which was converted to a virtual walk in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return on Saturday, April 9, beginning with check-in at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Online registration is open at www.afsp.org/atu.
Over the course of six years from 2014-19, the in-person ATU Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk raised $106,077.
Data from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) shows that suicide is one of the two leading causes of death among Arkansans age 10-34 and that Arkansas exceeds the national average for deaths by suicide per 100,000 residents.
Contact Kristy Davis, ATU associate dean for student wellness and ATU Health and Wellness Center director, at (479) 968-0329 for more information.