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Holding Hands

It really is OK to NOT be OK.

No one wants to stay that way, and it can get better with help. Nac Safe Place has been established to do just that. Bring the community together for awareness and support. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Love and hope are here for you in the wonderful volunteers who have made this possible. 

Suicide prevention happens when people and communities come together. When we know what to look for, pay attention to those around us and act when we see something, we will reduce the number of deaths by suicide. 

It’s OK Not To Be OK”

Suicide Awareness Walk- 9/23/23

Downtown Nacogdoches behind the CVB.


Statistics show that there are 132 deaths daily by suicide.


The East Texas area is not exempt from this.

The Nac Safe Place committee sees the increase in death by suicide and wants to bring awareness and support to those struggling and those left behind.


Join us as we walk to bring awareness and remember those lives.

Enjoy vendor booths from all over, BBQ, and a small concert! The event starts at 5pm.

We'd love to walk with you but you are welcome to represent anywhere; just register to walk online!


Hopefully, some Surprise Celebrity Guests will be in attendance (TBA).


This event is for people ALL over, Houston, Dallas, Austin, and all of the East Texas region. Please help us bring awareness and hope to those who need it.

Holding Hands


Meet the Founder, Alana Culpepper

A native of Nacogdoches, Tx. Parents; the late Walter and Gale Culpepper. Alana is a 2002 graduate of Nacogdoches High School.


For the past 6 years, she has dedicated her time around East Texas as the Director of community education for Oceans Behavioral Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. Following the legacy of her mother of helping those who suffer. Alana has a heart of gold and helps anyone with whom she comes in contact.


Alana says that God gave her the vision to organize a Suicide awareness walk in the East Texas area after seeing the increase in deaths by suicide. She went to work and created a committee of leaders in Nacogdoches to help that vision come to life. Out of that, Nac Safe Place was born.

"Nac Safe Place," she says, “Is a place where you feel seen and heard, and know that you are never alone."

Sharing the message that “It’s ok to not be ok,” Alana will dedicate herself to breaking down the walls and stigma of mental wellness in this country.

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Our Board.

The incredible work done by Nac Safe Place could not have been achieved without the passionate individuals who volunteer their time and expertise to our cause. Our team is dedicated to raising awareness for mental health and connecting individuals with accessible care. Get to know our team who are striving to make a difference every day.

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