What is the history of SSP? When/Why did it begin?

Since its inaugural exhibit on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2008, Send Silence Packing (SSP) has reached more than 350 communities and 1,000,000 visitors with messages of hope and support. As one of the longest running programs at Active Minds, SSP was launched to end the silence surrounding suicide through the power of story and resource sharing. With young adults at the forefront of our movement to change the conversation about mental health, SSP has historically and primarily toured on college and university campuses across the country, although we have recently expanded our reach to include a broader range of community settings.