Inspiring Comfort & AFSP Team Up at Chicagoland Walk


The Out of the Darkness Walks benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) connect hundreds of thousands of people nationwide to raise awareness. The funds raised through the walks allow AFSP to invest in research, create and implement educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.  


For the second year in a row, the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk (September 21, 2019) will feature an Inspiring Comfort Tent dedicated to empowering participants to make a difference in the life of someone they know who needs a friend.

Connecting with someone that is or may be struggling can be awkward but inaction can leave those hurting feeling alone and isolated. It doesn’t have to be this way and there are ways to have a conversation with someone for whom you are concerned.

AFSP is tackling this awkwardness with their Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign “Seize the Awkward”. Inspiring Comfort teaches and equips people of all ages how to break through the “Awkward Zone™️” utilizing their evidence based approach of learning the skill of comfort. It’s a perfect synergy because simply reaching out to someone can make a difference. It can save a life. 

Join us on Saturday, September 21st at Montrose Harbor for the Chicagoland Walk. Be sure to stop by the Inspiring Comfort tent to create your own beautiful personalized comfort plaque for someone you know. You will find that helping someone else, helps your own heart. 

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Jen Marr