Send Silence Packing: Texas Christian University

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On Sept. 29, Send Silence Packing stopped at Texas Christian University as it continued its tour down South. Here’s a recap of our favorite photos from the TCU display. Follow the entire journey on the blog and on Instagram.

Today an exhibit of 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of college students who die by suicide every year was displayed on the grass of the TCU Commons. Active Minds displays backpacks that have been donated in memory of loved ones who have died by suicide. If you walk among the backpacks you 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. #mental health #sendsilencepacking #activeminds

Today an exhibit of 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of college students who die by suicide every year was displayed on the grass of the TCU Commons. Active Minds displays backpacks that have been donated in memory of loved ones who have died by suicide. If you walk among the backpacks you 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. #mental health #sendsilencepacking #activeminds

Thank you Active Minds for spreading suicide awareness on college campuses all over the US #sendsilencepacking

Thank you Active Minds for spreading suicide awareness on college campuses all over the US #sendsilencepacking

#SendSilencePacking & speak up instead! #StopTheStigma

#SendSilencePacking & speak up instead! #StopTheStigma

1,100 backpacks on the Campus Commons lawn remind students, faculty and staff of the 1,100 college students who die by suicide each year. #SendSilencePacking

1,100 backpacks on the Campus Commons lawn remind students, faculty and staff of the 1,100 college students who die by suicide each year. #SendSilencePacking

1100 college students commit suicide each year - let's end the sigma and silence by talking about this. Suicide is 100% preventable. Spread the love today & remember all of us are fighting battles even with a smile. emoji life is already too short to live it in silence #sendsilencepacking

1100 college students commit suicide each year – let’s end the sigma and silence by talking about this. Suicide is 100% preventable. Spread the love today & remember all of us are fighting battles even with a smile. emoji life is already too short to live it in silence #sendsilencepacking

This is a image we won't forget. Visualizing the 1,100 college students that die from suicide each year should get us talking. #sendsilencepacking

This is a image we won’t forget. Visualizing the 1,100 college students that die from suicide each year should get us talking. #sendsilencepacking

 powerful. Very real. Very moving. 1,100 backpacks with personal stories attached to represent the 1,100 college students whose lives are claimed each year by suicide. Such a great movement to see today walking through campus. #sendsilencepacking

powerful. Very real. Very moving. 1,100 backpacks with personal stories attached to represent the 1,100 college students whose lives are claimed each year by suicide. Such a great movement to see today walking through campus. #sendsilencepacking

Students are really taking to the display today at TCU. #SendSilencePacking

Students are really taking to the display today at TCU. #SendSilencePacking

You never know who is suffering around you, depression does not discriminate. Be a friend, smile more, take care of yourself first. You can never be replaced #Sendsilencepacking @active_minds

You never know who is suffering around you, depression does not discriminate. Be a friend, smile more, take care of yourself first. You can never be replaced #Sendsilencepacking @active_minds

#sendsilencepacking #tcu

#sendsilencepacking #tcu

#sendsilencepacking

#sendsilencepacking

1,100 backpacks cover the #TCU campus commons today to represent the 1,100 students who die by suicide each year. #SendSilencePacking #MentalHealth #ActiveMinds

1,100 backpacks cover the #TCU campus commons today to represent the 1,100 students who die by suicide each year. #SendSilencePacking #MentalHealth #ActiveMinds

#SendSilencePacking volunteers are the absolute best. Special thanks to those Paschal High schoolers for showing up in numbers -- so inspiring!

#SendSilencePacking volunteers are the absolute best. Special thanks to those Paschal High schoolers for showing up in numbers — so inspiring!