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Welcome to the 2020 Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Experience.

Your support, especially during these challenging times, means so much to AFSPIL. Thank you for your passion and dedication to help #StopSuicide.

Scroll down for the Why I Fight and Memorial Walls, Slideshow, AFSP Store, and more!

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Memorial Wall

If you are a survivor of suicide loss, share a message and photo of your loved one(s).

Visit Memorial Wall

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Why I Fight Wall

Why does suicide prevention matter to you? Share your reason here with a quote, message of hope, or your story.

Visit Why I Fight Wall

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Participant Slideshow

Honoring ourselves and remembering those we've lost.


Recorded Sessions

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What's Your Color?

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. 

Each color shows our personal connection to the cause and helps us identify others who understand our experience. 

Click here for honor bead graphics to download and share through your social media accounts. Let your followers know why suicide prevention matters to you.

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Donate to help #StopSuicide

Donate today to help support AFSP's work with suicide prevention research, outreach, advocacy and education.  Donations for the 2020 Chicagoland Experience will be accepted through 12/31/2020.

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