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Annual Suicide Prevention Week/Day


According to the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW) was established in 1974 to bring needed awareness to suicide and promote prevention efforts. It usually starts on the Monday following the Labor Day holiday but always encompasses World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), which is sponsored by the Internal Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), the World Federation for Mental Health, and the World Health Organization. The websites for AAS and IASP can be found on our Links page.

In 2016, NSPW will be from Monday, September 5th to Sunday, September 11th and WSPD is on Saturday, September 10th.

Here is our current list of Michigan cities that will have events either before, during or after the actual NSPW dates.

Note: We cannot endorse any particular sponsoring organization, but their events may be a good place to learn more about local efforts to address this issue.


Click on a named city below and the page should move to the correct listing.

Big Rapids Iron Mountain Lapeer Westland
Brownstown Ishpeming Midland
Coldwater L'Anse Milford
Grand Rapids Lansing Temperance

Organizers: Please contact the Webmaster if you have additions (subject: nspw or wspd addition) or corrections (subject: nspw or wspd correction).


Big Rapids

AFSP Walk
Date: Saturday, October 1st

Time: 9:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 10:00 a.m. Walk
Location: Northend Riverside Park
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Michelle Lewis * lewism7663@gmail.com * 231.580.5891


Brownstown

AFSP Walk
Date: Sunday, October 9th

Time: 11:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 12:00 p.m. Walk
Location: Lake Erie Metro Park
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, October 7th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Tanya Duffy * duffy@appublicschools.com * 313.600.4197


Coldwater

AFSP Walk
Date: Saturday, October 8th

Time: 9:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 12:00 p.m. Walk
Location: Heritage Park * Soccer Fields * Northshore Dr.
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, October 7th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Nagel * branchcountyootdwalk@gmail.com * 517.677.7032


Grand Rapids

AFSP Walk
Date: Sunday, September 18th

Time: 11:30 a.m Check-in/Registration * 1:00 p.m. Walk
Location: Millennium Park * 1415 Maynard SW
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, September 17th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Vicky Schroeder * afspwestmichigan@yahoo.com * 616.293.6714


Iron Mountain

AFSP Walk
Date: Saturday, September 10th

Time: 9:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 11:15 a.m. Program * 12:00 p.m. Walk * 1:00 p.m. Lunch * 2:00 p.m. Raffle
Location: City Park
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, September 9th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Carole Waitrovich 906.396.7819 or Andrea Howorth 906.282.2023 or Ted Jensen 906.396.1019* letswalk4agr8cause@hotmail.com


Ishpeming

AFSP Walk
Date: Saturday, September 10th

Time: 9:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 10:00 a.m. Walk
Location: Al Quaal Recreation Area
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, September 9th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Sarah Derwin * sderwin@mqtco.org * 906.315.2621


L’Anse

AFSP Walk
Date: Saturday, September 10th

Time: 9:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 10:00 a.m. Walk
Location: Waterfront Park * Front Street
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, September 9th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Holly Makela * baragasuicideprevention@gmail.com * 906.281.7187


Lansing

AFSP Walk
Date: Saturday, September 17th

Time: 9:30 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 10:30 a.m. Walk
Location: Sharp Park * 1401 Elmwood
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, September 16th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Vicky Powelson * vpowelson11@hotmail.com * 517.526.2313


Lapeer

AFSP Walk
Date: Saturday, October 1st

Time: 12:00 p.m. Check-in/Registration * 1:00 p.m. Walk
Location: Rowden Park
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Amanda Elliott capacafsp@gmail.com 810.338.9129 or Tina Couch tcouch33@msn.com 810.429.7654


Midland

Walk for Hope - Depression and Suicide Awareness 5k Walk/Run
Date: Sunday, August 14th

Time: 9:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks * 11:00 a.m. Walk/Run * Closing Ceremony
Location: Northwood University-Football Field * 4000 Whiting Drive * Midland, MI 48640
Cost: Donation appreciated
Sponsor: Saginaw Survivors of Suicide, Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority, Community Mental Health For Central Michigan, and Northwood University
Fundraiser Set-Up Deadline: Friday, August 12th
Contact: Barb Smith * sosbarb@aol.com * 989.781.5260


Milford

AFSP Walk
Date: Sunday, October 9th

Time: 11:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 1:00 p.m. Walk
Location: Kensington Metro Park * Maple Beach
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, October 7th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Anne Perry * annetperry@gmail.com * 248.425.2178


Temperance

AFSP Walk
Date: Sunday, September 18th

Time: 9:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 11:00 a.m. Walk
Location: Indian Creek Park * Douglas Road between Dean Road & Consear Road
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, September 16th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Chelsie O’Neill * chelsie.oneill@live.com * 419.944.5542


Westland

AFSP Walk
Date: Saturday, October 8th

Time: 11:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration * 1:00 p.m. Walk
Location: Nankin Mills Park * Hines Drive
Cost: Donation requested
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, October 7th * 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Pamela Riley, pamela1061@aol.com, 313.575.7910 * Melissa Pierce, mishey382@gmail.com, 734.775.2459 * Barry Raetzel, braetzel2@yahoo.com, 313.575.7936


Updated on 10/22/2016.