Please use this blog to help us remember Joshua Lee Anderson, who made the tragic and fatal decision to take his life on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Please post any memories or thoughts you may have in the comments.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Send Silence Packing:Raising Awareness of Student Suicide

Josh's picture and story was part of a recent tour called Send Silence Packing, a suicide awareness program from Active Minds, which went to 11 college campuses and 2 cities.  The pictures below are from Penn State.  The display began outside and was moved indoor due to weather.

We found out about this program because the daughter of friends is involved in the chapter at her campus.

The goal of the organization is this: "Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses throughout North America."

The story of how this group began is particularly inspiring because we would like to find or begin a program for teens with the same goal, as any stigma that exists in college is that much greater in high school.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Looks like an incredibly powerful and needed organization!