Niantic, CT - Receiving nearly 111,000 mental health crisis calls from Connecticut residents so far this year (with nearly 12,000 under the age of 18) via 988, Action Line and 211 Option 1, United Way of Connecticut has formed a walk team to participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of Darkness Walk to promote suicide prevention during September’s National Suicide Prevention Month. The walk is set for Saturday, September 24, at 9:30 A.M. in McCook's Point Park, Columbus Ave., Niantic, CT.
Registration / Check-in Start Time: 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am
Walk Start Time: 10:30 am
Walk End Time: 1:00 pm
The mission of United Way of Connecticut 211 (UWC 211) is to help meet the needs of Connecticut and its residents by providing information, education and connection to services. 211 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week either online or over the phone. Every day, highly trained 211 Contact Specialists respond to inquiries related to food insecurity, childcare assistance, utility or rent support, homelessness or mental health and substance use. UWC 211 Connecticut has organizational accreditations from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), and the American Association of Suicidology for crisis intervention. Learn more at 211ct.org.