Exhibit Aims To Put Faces, Stories To Startling Suicide Statistics
The advocates have used backpacks with personal stories attached to them in an effort to solidify the idea that the numbers students see about suicides represent real people.
East Bay Times:
Traveling Exhibit Seeks To Stop Suicide, Upend Stigmas
When Samantha Greenhalgh and other mental health advocates set out on a transcontinental road trip in September, they all had one collective goal in mind as they left the nation’s capital: to kick social stigmas on suicide to the curb...The exhibit, called “Send Silence Packing,” features more than 1,200 backpacks, personal stories, photographs and personal items donated by friends and family members of college students lost to suicide each year. (Moriki, 11/10)