We’re about a week away from kicking off the Fall 2016 tour of our nationally recognized suicide prevention display, Send Silence Packing! Similar to last fall, we’ll be visiting colleges and universities across the Midwestern states and throughout California.
Send Silence Packing consists of 1,100 donated backpacks, representing the number of college students lost to suicide each year. The program is designed to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide, connect students to needed mental health resources and inspire action for suicide prevention.
The Fall 2016 tour starts next week at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV and will then travel to 13 additional locations in Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. See below for the full list of dates and locations. We’ll be in the road for quite some time, September 6 – November 2, so keep an eye on the blog and @active_minds on Instagram during the tour to see pictures from the displays.