February Chapter of the Month: Pennsylvania State University

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12670118_1133660719978626_7567430231498046155_nWe are delighted to announce the chapter of the month, Pennsylvania State University! This chapter’s events thus far have done a wonderful job at engaging the campus in a discussion on mental health.

Check out the awesome events that this chapter has participated in so far:

Suicide Stomper Community Event

Active Minds at PSU participated in a successful “Suicide Stomper” community event, sponsored by the Jana Marie Foundation, which allowed suicide survivors to express their feelings and be part of a bigger message. Everyone who attended this event decorated and painted the soles of sneakers with meaningful messages and drawings representing hope and their experience with suicide.

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Send Silence Packing: Penn State University

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Following stops at Gannon, Muhlenberg and Syracuse, Send Silence Packing traveled to Penn State University Wednesday. Students and staff in State College, Penn., known colloquially as “Happy Valley,” received a sobering reminder of the consequences of mental health stigma.

Below are images of the display that were shared on Twitter and Instagram. Keep up with the Spring 2015 tour by following the hashtag #SendSilencePacking and checking in on the blog.

@tipsy_photographer: The facts, the stories are just heartbreaking to learn about. Glad I was able to give my part of respect to the ones who left us. #psu #hub #SendSilencePacking #respect #stories

@tipsy_photographer: The facts, the stories are just heartbreaking to learn about. Glad I was able to give my part of respect to the ones who left us. #psu #hub #SendSilencePacking #respect #stories

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