Step Away from Stress Expo and Out of the Darkness Walk, Sept 23, 24

Sep 21, 2011

Two events promoting resiliency, healthy living and a sense of community


SPOKANE, Wash. – Sept 23, 2011 – Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) invites you to Step Away from Stress at a special expo this Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at SRHD, 1101 West College Ave. The first annual Step Away from Stress Expo will host numerous vendors dedicated to reducing the stresses of daily life including finances, employment and health issues. There will also be free onsite massage and discounted memberships to local gyms. The event will also feature presentations on these topics:

  • 6:30 p.m.   Coping with stress
  • 7:00 p.m.   Finances
  • 7:30 p.m.   Physical activity and nutrition
  • 8:00 p.m.   Nutrition and stress
  • 8:30 p.m.   Effective decision making

The expo coincides with the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, Sept. 24, 2011, starting at 10:00 a.m. at Mission Park, 1208 E Mission Ave. Both events promote resiliency, healthy living and a sense of community. While at the expo, attendees can register for the Out of the Darkness Walk or turn in their donations and pick up their t-shirt. 

By participating in the walk, community members will be helping to prevent suicide and save lives, increase awareness about depression and suicide, advocate for mental health issues, and assist survivors of suicide loss. 

Funds raised will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The walk is being organized in part by the Spokane County Suicide Prevention Coalition of which SRHD’s Injury Prevention program is an active participant in. To register for the walk or form a team, go to outofthedarkness.org.   

The Step Away from Stress Expo is courtesy of SRHD’s Injury Prevention program, KSPS, the Spokane County Suicide Prevention Coalition, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Spokane’s Youth Suicide Prevention Program. For questions regarding either event, contact AJ Sanders, 509-324-1530 or email asanders@spokanecounty.org. More information can also be found at www.srhd.org. The site also offers comprehensive, updated information about Spokane Regional Health District and its triumphs in making Spokane a safer and healthier community.