Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010
Active Minds is a national organization with over 250 chapters at universities and colleges throughout the country. The mission of the organization is to utilize student voices to change the conversation about mental health on campuses. Through awareness, education and advocacy, Active Minds chapters mean to increase awareness of mental health issues and encourage students to seek help.
This is the second year Active Minds has been active at Marquette University. Send Silence Packing is a traveling display stopping at campuses around the country of 1,100 backpacks representing the 1,100 college students nationwide who die by suicide each year. The display is meant to help breakdown the stigma of mental health issues and encourage open and healthy conversations about mental health issues on college campuses.
The Send Silence Packing display will be at Marquette from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, ending with two guest speakers and a free picnic dinner at 4 p.m..
This segment was made possible by a grant from the Charles E. Kubly Foundation, a local public charity committed to improving the outlook for those with depression. To learn more, please visit the foundation’s website.