Suicide Prevention Week Initiatives

Buffalo Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

The UB Student Wellness Team (Counseling, Health and Wellness) has played a huge roll in planning and staffing the Buffalo Out of the Darkness Walk since its inception 10 years ago.  On September 9th, 2017, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Western New York Chapter (AFSP-WNY) will host its Tenth Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Buffalo.  The walk will take place at Delaware Park, near the Buffalo Zoo. Funds raised from this event will facilitate suicide prevention research, educational programs, community outreach and survivor support. The walk will raise awareness about depression and mental illness, and the toll suicide takes on our community and on society. Suicide is a major national health concern that touches millions of people each year, taking an enormous toll on family, friends, co-workers, and the entire community.  Every year, nearly 1 million Americans attempt suicide, more than 40,000 die by suicide, and more than 20 million are affected by depression

Walk Video:

We need you! Please consider creating a team or join as an individual walker at:

Or join the UB Walkin’ Team at

If you have any questions you can contact me at the email address below.



Carissa Uschold, LCSW-R, RYT
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Eating Disorder Treatment Team Coordinator
University at Buffalo Counseling Services
120 Richmond Quad
Buffalo, New York 14261
office. 716.645-2720