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Welcome to the 2023 Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk Virtual Site

Your support means so much to the Illinois Chapter of AFSP. Thank you for your passion and dedication to help #StopSuicide.

Scroll down for the Why I Walk 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 the Virtual Memorial Wall

why i walk

Why I Walk Wall

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

Visit the Virtual Wall

Participant Slideshow

Honoring ourselves and remembering those we've lost.

Donate to help #StopSuicide

Donate today to help support AFSP's work with suicide prevention research, outreach, advocacy and education.  Donations for the 2023 Chicagoland Walk will be accepted through 12/31/2023.

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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.

Honor Beads


Ginger Zee

Thank you to Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist at ABC News, for her heartfelt message and for supporting AFSP and the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk! Her personal story reminds others they are not alone; there is HOPE.

CBS: A Chicago area mother talks about her son's death to help others

CBS 2 Chicago News' Noel Brennan shares a mother's story of loss and strength.

Stefan Holt

Thank you to Stefan Holt, Anchor at NBC 5 Chicago News, for his support of the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk to fight suicide.

NBC Universal PSA 

Thank you to NBC Universal for your support in creating awareness of the 2023 Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk with this public service announcement.

ABC News: Spotlight & Interview

Interview with AFSP Volunteer Kerri Soukup and coverage of the annual event that helps prevent suicide as well as bring hope to those affected by suicide.


Thank you to Univision for your support in creating awareness of the 2023 Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk to fight suicide within the spanish-speaking community.

Shop The AFSP Store

Spread awareness by purchasing AFSP merchandise including tanks, t-shirts, cozy sweatshirts, socks, hats and more.

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