Out of the Darkness Walk (image courtesy: Stephanie Matte)

SNHU is hosting the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on April 1, which is an on-campus event that aims to raise awareness and funds for mental health and suicide awareness. The walk will be taking place at the Green Space and is open to anyone who wants to support the fight to prevent suicide.

Mental health is an ongoing issue that is focused on at SNHU by creating easy and accessible help for our community, as well as by spreading the word about mental health misconceptions. People often suffer in silence and at SNHU it’s a priority to take urgent action to prevent silent suffering.

The organizer of the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk and SNHU student, Stephanie Matte (’23), spoke more about this event and what it means to the SNHU community. Matte goes into detail about the importance of attending this walk to show support for those struggling with mental health.

“We all know that mental health is such an important thing. We all feel stressed and anxious sometimes, about grades, our social lives, [and] dating, but you don’t have to be afraid to talk about it. This event is designed to help end the stigma around asking for help and support when you need it,” said Matte.

She went on to discuss different activities that will be taking place during the walk, such as guest speakers, music, raffles, and free food.

“We hope you can join us on Saturday, April 1st for this amazing event; anyone is welcome to create a team and walk with us while fundraising to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,” said Matte.

SNHU looks forward to hosting this event and many other future events that focus on this ongoing issue of mental health and suicide awareness. SNHU encourages all to join and show their support.