Out of the Darkness Walk 2019
Out of the Darkness Walks are national events happening throughout the country to shed light on suicide awareness. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has been creating the events starting in 2004. Since then, supporters across the nation have risen from 4,000 to 350,000. Their aim is to break the stigma of suicide and help people find solace in a community that understands the struggle. Ketamine SLC was proud to be involved in an event that continues education and awareness for a seldom talked about issue.
Ketamine SLC Supports the Awareness Walk
As a local business aimed at helping people struggling with mental illness, Ketamine SLC was excited to be a sponsor for this event. The outpouring of love and generosity by the nearly 7000 people was amazing to witness. While the event had a heavy feeling, to witness a vibrant community affected by suicide was a bright sight to see. Ketamine SLC joined to show support for a growing problem in America and offer a possible solution.
Where Donations Go
- Funding educational programs to increase awareness about suicidal ideation. These programs are taught through schools, the workplace and in communities nationwide.
- Advocacy groups to create legislation to support mental health budgets in our local and national government.
- Research to help medical professionals better understand why suicide is on the rise and ways to help those in need.
- Financially helping families who have lost a loved one and require assistance.
Ketamine and Suicidal Ideation
Ketamine has been used in several studies to lower rates of suicidal ideation. Dr. Calabrese in Connecticut administered 6 ketamine treatments to 144 patients in a 2-3-week period with striking results. The patients were subject to the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) to monitor mental states. In conclusion, Dr. Calabrese found that 68% of the marked suicidal patients had remission from suicidal thoughts and tendencies.
These results are impactful and the time in which patients were able to gain relief, was remarkable. Suicide is a time-sensitive matter and ketamine is trying to solve this problem.
How You Can Help
If you are looking to help bring more awareness to suicide. Visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at https://afsp.donordrive.com/ to donate or organize your own walk. With the help of this organization and an open community, we hope to let people know they are not alone.
If you or a loved one is struggling with suicidal ideation or other mood disorders, Ketamine SLC is an option that could save a life. Call 385-474-6946 for more information and schedule a free consultation to find out if ketamine therapy can help.