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Send Silence Packing
Tuesday, September 27 , 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Send Silence Packing (SSP) is an award-winning exhibit that travels the country to end the silence that surrounds mental health and suicide. The aim of the event is to inspire action for suicide prevention. The exhibit is a display of tables with educational resources on mental health, suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and information for survivors, backpacks with more than 250 personal stories and photos affixed, signages, educational flyers, brand buttons and stickers for giveaways, and T-shirts for volunteers. It also comes with a virtual experience that explores the impact of suicide through story sharing and interactive prompt cards to be completed by participants, a program journal that travels with the exhibit and provides space for interactive reflection, and direct support from Active Minds National Office among others.
Send Silence Packing is championed by Active Minds, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting mental health promotion and education for students. SSP has displayed over 300 times throughout the country and has reached over a million visitors with messages of hope and help. It also connects people to mental health resources for support and tangible action steps.
Join us on this exhibit to inspire action for ending the silence around mental health and suicide.
“You can either be crushed by a horrific event and lose your sanity, your family and your life. Or you can take this pain that was thrust upon you, to propel into greatness. You can make it through this. I know it’s hard.” – Marie White