‘Out of the darkness and into the light’: A walk for mental health

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX18) — Hundreds of University of Kentucky students gathered on campus Saturday to raise awareness about mental health struggles.

The “Out of the Darkness Walk” is designed to “engage youth and young adults in the fight to prevent suicide,” according to the American Foundaiton for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The event is the AFSP’s signature student fundraising series.

Members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity helped organize the event.

“We need to break down the stigma of mental health and suicide,” said Johnny Zelenak, a junior and the chair of the event. “Especially on college campuses.”