On Saturday, September 29th we will gather together at the Bend in the Road on State Beach, in Edgartown for the first annual Darkness into Vineyard Light Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk. The
walk will begin before sunrise and continue until after daybreak. This
is symbolic of coming out of the darkness of depression and mental
illness, into the light of hope and healing.
rates have dramatically increased nation-wide and Martha's Vineyard is
not immune to experiencing loss of life, in this tragic manner.
Our mission is to raise awareness and
bring to light an issue that is often considered taboo and rarely spoken
of. By publicly addressing suicide and suicidality, we hope that
individuals who are struggling and loved ones of those who are in crisis
will see that there is hope and support available.
Any funds raised through this event will go directly to our community here on Martha's Vineyard. Martha's Vineyard Community Services Island Intervention Center
is committed to outreach and urgent care service as well as community
level suicide prevention, education and post-intervention activities. The funds raised from this event will go to supporting and enhancing this program.
PARKING: Limited parking at Bend in the road. No Parking from Bend in the road to the big bridge. All
other parking available at Park and Ride Edgartown or on the Oak Bluffs
side of the bridge - a bus will bring you to Bend in the road. Last bus
is at 5:15 am leaving the parking lot.