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EMU's Active Minds hosts Send Silence Packing

(09/23/15 8:16am)

Eastern Michigan University’s chapter of Active Minds hosted the Send Silence Packing display on Monday on the lawn between Pray-Harrold and the Snow Health Center.Each backpack in the display, which travels around the country to help reduce the stigma of mental illness, represents one of the 1,100 college students who die by suicide every year.Many of the backpacks are donated in memory of a student and feature the story of that student on the backpack.Chris Schrimscher, a graduate clinical behavioral psychology student, is the co-coordinator for Safe Now, EMU’s suicide prevention grant.