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5 Weeks Away to Send Silence Packing!

With only 5 weeks remaining until Active Minds bring Send Silence Packing to the Morristown Green with the Mental Health Association of Morris County, not a lot of time is left! The event will run from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and will include a display of 1,100 backpacks representing the 1,100 college students who lose their lives to suicide each year. There will be various speakers and activities throughout the day, so stop on by!

More than half of college students have had suicidal thoughts, and 1 in 10 have seriously considered attempting suicide.*

If you or someone you would like to get involved to volunteer with the event, please let Marissa Ferrito know and contact her by email at mferrito@mhamorris.org or call her at (973) 334-3496, ext. 108.

*Hass AP, Silverman MM, Koestner B. Saving Lives in New York: Suicide Prevention and Public Health, Volume 2, Approaches and Special Populations. New York State Office of Mental Health, 2005 Nov.

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