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…

Suicide Prevention Month: Overcoming Bullies and Inner Demons

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. Want to share your story? Submit it here! Dairrien Call is a recent high school graduate and mental health advocate from northern California who experienced both physical and mental health…