News from Active Minds / Prevention & Awareness

Send Silence Packing Fall 2017 Tour

The countdown begins! We’re officially one(ish) week away from kicking off the Fall 2017 tour of Send Silence Packing!

Send Silence Packing displays over 1,000 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. We’re grateful to our host sites, sponsors and partners for the opportunity to bring this important program to their communities.

The Fall 2017 tour starts kicks off on September 14 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The bus will travel around the northeast for several weeks, ending the tour at Iowa State University on October 24. Follow along on instagram ( to see videos and photos from the road.