ETSU to host “Out of Darkness” community walk | WJHL

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JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – As part of an initiative by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, ETSU will be hosting the “Out of Darkness” community walk on campus Sunday afternoon.

The event is designed to show people struggling with mental health issues in the region that they are not alone, organizers say. The organizers also hope to bring the community together and start a dialogue around the issue.

Organizers say that for many, the stress of the pandemic has amplified mental health problems across the country.

“The global pandemic has impacted the emotional and economic well-being of many individuals and families,” the event said to place said. “And let many of us deal with a variety of emotions, including feelings of uncertainty.”

Registration for the walk begins at 2 p.m. at the ETSU Intramural Field located at 1244 Jack Vest Drive, and the walk itself runs from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 17.

Along with the march, donations will be collected to benefit the efforts of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. To register for the walk or make a donation, visit here.

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