Suicide claims the lives of more than 1,100 college students each year, and each one of those deaths touches us all. Send Silence Packing is a campaign by Active Minds Inc. to promote a dialogue about mental health issues on campus and combat the incidence of student suicide. To learn more, visit: www.activeminds.org/sendsilencepacking.
Send Silence Packing is an exhibit of 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college student lives lost to suicide each year. Active Minds Inc. has collected and continues to collect backpacks and personal stories in memory or in honor of loved ones impacted by suicide.
Active Minds hopes that by empowering students and the student voice in mental health awareness, we will see the day when mental health issues are widely discussed, and the number of tragic deaths due to suicide is reduced to 0.