Suicide Prevention Month: A Personal Journey to Recovery and Advocacy

Welcome to the Suicide Prevention Month blog series. During this awareness month, we’ll be sharing stories from suicide survivors, suicide attempt survivors and mental health advocates.  Middle School is tough. We all know that. Middle School and adolescence is a time of change and hardships for teenagers everywhere. For me, it was no different. I…

Suicide Prevention Month: Abandoning Agendas

Welcome to the Suicide Prevention Month blog series. During this awareness month, we’ll be sharing stories from suicide survivors, suicide attempt survivors and mental health advocates. Today’s post comes from Meg Hutchinson, an award-winning singer-songwriter and poet and member of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau. Sometimes, in order to truly be there for someone, we have to abandon our…

The Power of Send Silence Packing

I saw the pictures. I knew the message.  I’ve heard the stories.  But when I stood in the middle of 1,100 backpacks representing the 1,100 college students lost to suicide each year, I was flooded with feelings I didn’t expect. Last week, I had the great honor of volunteering at Send Silence Packing, Active Minds’ public…