Active Minds Blog » Saint Joseph’s University http://activemindsblog.org Changing the conversation about mental health Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:19:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.8 Send Silence Packing: Saint Joseph’s University http://activemindsblog.org/send-silence-packing-saint-josephs-university/ http://activemindsblog.org/send-silence-packing-saint-josephs-university/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:07:36 +0000 http://activemindsblog.org/?p=2613 On Thursday, Send Silence Packing stopped at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. The day began with a few words from Fr. Kevin Gillespie, president of SJU, and performances by Hawkappella and the City Belles, SJU’s a cappella groups.

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

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@nick.leon: #sendsilencepacking

Send Silence Packing Saint Joseph's

@jennmule: 1100. The number of college students lost to suicide each year. 1100. The number of backpacks displayed to represent each life lost. 1100 is 1100 too many. Start the conversation. I love you my angel #SendSilencePacking #37days

Send Silence Packing Saint Joseph's

@activemindssju: Thank you Fr. Gillespie for speaking at #sendsilencepacking for us! “There is hope. You are important.”

Send Silence Packing Saint Joseph's

@dspxsju: As a fraternity, we are so proud of not only the dedication and hard work our brothers put into Delta Sigma Pi, but also into other organizations on campus. Today, some of our brothers involved in Active Minds invited our chapter to join them in a display of 1,100 backpacks to #SendSilencePacking, and represent the lives and stories of 1,100 college students who die by suicide each year. As college students, this issue is exceptionally prevalent, and we are so proud of our brothers who have worked so hard to bring awareness and ensure that no life is lost too soon. Amazing work, @lexi_hopper and @lizwaard!

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@meghancomcast: Seeking help shows strength, no one should ever be ashamed of asking. If you or someone you love is experiencing signs of depression, there is hope that things will get better. #sendsilencepacking #activeminds #mentalhealthawareness

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@lily_dunc: It’s really amazing when you work for something for over a year and then it finally comes together to be an amazing event. 1,100 backpacks each representing a college student lost to suicide this year. We’re here until 4pm, so come check out #SendSilencePacking

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@lexi_hopper: Do not confuse one’s “bad days” as a sign of weakness, for those are the days they are their strongest and fighting their hardest. Thank @activemindssju for helping start the conversation about mental health awareness and suicide prevention… You are all so very loved <3 #sendsilencepacking

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