Human beings like certainty. We are hard-wired to want to know what is happening when and to notice things that feel threatening to us. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. This very reaction, while there to protect us, can cause all sorts of havoc when there is a sense of uncertainty and conflicting information around us.Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty by Doreen Marshall, Ph.D., AFSP Vice President of Mission Engagement
Now, more than ever, it’s important to be there for one another and take steps to safeguard our mental health and prevent suicide. One way you can do this is by joining the Out of the Darkness Walk in October. There are just over a dozen of these walks planned around Missouri, but there’s also one taking place right here in Walther Park.
Location: Walthers Park, De Soto, MO
Registration: 9:30 am
Event Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For more information, please contact: Deborah A. Boyer at 636-232-8522 or [email protected]
Every dollar raised through the Out of the Darkness Walk allows American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide. And just to dispel a myth here and now: talking about or shining a light on suicide does not cause an increase in suicides.
Here’s another myth:
O’Connor – Dispelling Myths from AFSP on Vimeo.
Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.