Walk to end suicide and overcome stigma!

Be The Light Walk returns to Green Bay on September 15, 2018! This family-friendly event lights up the night to reduce stigma and prevent suicide. Learn more about organizations and agencies around Northeast Wisconsin who are actively working toward this goal in prevention, intervention and postvention at our Resource Fair. Hear from renowned author and speaker, Dr. Thomas Joiner. The night will conclude with a picturesque 1-mile candlelight walk through Downtown Green Bay.

Be The Light Walk Featured on WFRV

Jeff Strommen joined Local 5 This Morning’s Brittany Falkers and Nate Stewart to talk about Be The Light Walk. Online registration closes today!

Fill the Memorial Wall

Every person who dies by suicide has a story. So often, we fear their story is forgotten or hidden because of the stigma around suicide. If you have lost a loved one to suicide, we invite you to bring an item or two to share on the Memorial Wall that will be featured...

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Save September 15, 2018!

Registration opens after we take some naps and finish the wrap up on this year’s amazing Walk! We hope your evening was filled with hope and healing and that you will join us next year.

Be there!

Walk individually or with a team. Teams with 10 or more registered walkers get their team name printed on their shirt!

$20/adult | $10/child (12 & under)

Be there!

Walk individually. Team registration closed.

$25/adult | $15/child (12 & under)

Be there!

Walk individually or with a team. Teams with 10 or more registered walkers get their team name printed on their shirt!

$25/adult | $15/child (12 & under)

Teams

Team Management

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Funds raised support suicide prevention initiatives in Brown County, including QPR Training, SOS Kits for schools, and Survivor of Suicide support resources.

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Meet Thomas

Featured Keynote Speaker

Dr. Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., grew up in Georgia, went to college at Princeton, and received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is Distinguished Research Professor and The Bright-Burton Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University. Dr. Joiner’s work is on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions.

Author of over 385 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Joiner was recently awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Shneidman Award for excellence in suicide research from the American Association of Suicidology, and the Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions from the American Psychological Association, as well as research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and various foundations.

Dr. Joiner is editor of the American Psychological Association’s Clinician’s Research Digest, editor of the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, and he has authored or edited fifteen books, including Why People Die By Suicide, published in 2005 by Harvard University Press. He runs a part-time clinical and consulting practice specializing in suicidal behavior, including legal consultation on suits involving death by suicide.

Joiner is best known for his contributions to the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior (Joiner, 2005), which proposes that an individual will not die by suicide unless s/he has both the desire to die by suicide and the ability to do so. Learn more

He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife and two sons.

KI Convention Center

Schedule (subject to change)

6:00 PM Registration opens
6:00-7:30 PM Survivor Connection & Resource Fair at KI Convention Center
7:30 PM Keynote Speakers
8:45 PM Candlelight Walk
9:30 PM Meet & Greet @ CityDeck | Event End

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