On Saturday, April 2, 2022, Sisters Making a Change (SMAC) – a service and social sorority – will be hosting the SUNY Geneseo Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the College Green.
The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) initiative, is an event designed to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones.
Lynne Mignemi, Director of the Livingston County Probation Department and Chairperson of the Livingston County Suicide Prevention Task Force (SPTF), stated, “For me, what makes this annual event so positive is the collaboration between SUNY Geneseo and the Livingston County community. The SPTF supports this campus event annually as part of its work plan. In addition, the Village of Geneseo has embraced this event and supports the SPTF and SUNY Geneseo by annually providing a suicide prevention banner on Main Street. This is a clear message to me that our communities care about each other.”
“The walk highlights the important work of suicide prevention as well as supporting loss and attempt survivors through healing and support,” continued Mignemi. “SMAC is instrumental in bringing this healing event to our local community so that individuals can honor their loved ones closer to home. We are able to honor both the college and the community this way. Thank you to SMAC for bringing the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to Livingston County.”
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