Send Silence Packing

Send Silence Packing – Final Recap

We began week six of Send Silence Packing by sledding a bit south to visit the enriched culture of Virginia Tech. This frigid, icy Monday morning was quickly melted by the orange and maroon warmth of chapter leaders Emily and Maggie, as their goal of defrosting mental health stigma sent flurries of Hokies to the…

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The Rise Of The Mental Health Movement

I remember speaking with a few people my age at a gathering. We were talking about ambitions, careers and goals. I would always say I want to wake up with a fire within me. Often times, I have heard the response, “but does anyone?” — and at one point, I felt the same way. But…

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#HereForYou – Robert Morris University

We are thrilled to share the #HereForYou campaign put together by the Active Minds chapter at Robert Morris University. Read on to hear from the chapter’s leaders: As part of Suicide Prevention Month, our chapter at Robert Morris University used the hashtag #HereForYou. Our former Chapter President, Joey Chen, and our Co Vice-President of Communication…

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Send Silence Packing – Week Five Recap

After being honorary Iowan’s for a few days, it was back east to the University of Delaware in Newark for a short, but sweet week five. Active Minds chapter leader, Alyssa Friedman, had her fighting Blue Hens ready for action on their Central Green, with her barking stigma fighter, Tucker, willing to lend a helping…

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Send Silence Packing – Week Four Recap

As we continue our seven-week journey, it was off to the heart of the Midwest to take the pulse of the great state of Iowa. Our first display took place at the University of Iowa at their historic Pentacrest. Active Minds chapter leader, Sammy Stoll, bloomed brighter than a prairie rose, as her petals of…

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Send Silence Packing – Week Three Recap

As we rolled into our busy third week of Send Silence Packing, our first stop was at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. Just outside of Louisville, this area has a sweet, southern charm, while still holding on to its Midwest feel. No one encompassed this mixture more than Biology teacher, Beth, who dreamed…

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Send Silence Packing – Week Two Recap

After our first week of Send Silence Packing displays flew by, it was off to East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. This is the home of Raquel Sosa, the President of the Active Minds Student Advisory Committee, and her star burned bright on this gorgeous, fall Monday. Raquel was a one-woman wrecking ball, swinging all around…

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Send Silence Packing – Week One Recap & Tour Staff Bios

The first stop on our Fall 2018 Send Silence Packing tour was at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. This small, yet vibrant campus was a great spot to kick off our seven-week journey. A warm, sunny Monday made for a glowing first display led by Active Minds chapter leader, Ashley Vieno. Her fierce enthusiasm…

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Here I go, on the road again

Monday was our first display at Merrimack College. The anticipation before a display always has me ready to go in the morning, ready to tackle the mission. There is always an overwhelming sense of solidarity among staffers, volunteers and faculty alike. There are many interactions that stick with me. Throughout the day, the fact that…

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The Road Behind Me

I sit in the foothills of the Sierras, looking out at the mountains in the distance while reflecting on this tour that is now behind me. 18 displays. Hundreds of conversations that shook me, that made me feel everything at once. Countless amounts of individuals whose tireless effort is the fuel that keeps this mental…

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