Send Silence Packing® is Active Minds’ award-winning public education exhibit of 1,100 backpacks representing the 1,100 college students who die by suicide every year. Active Minds displays backpacks that have been donated in memory of loved ones who have died by suicide. This impactful traveling exhibit puts a face to those lives and brings into scope the severity of suicide among college students. Send Silence Packing promotes a dialogue around suicide and mental health. Passersby walking among the backpacks see the pictures and read the personal stories of those who have died, and learn about mental health, suicide prevention, and where to seek help.
Monday, April 7, 2014, 9 am to 4 pm
Wright State University