Tue, Sep 21, 2021

7:30 AM – 6 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, United States

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What is Send Silence Packing?
Send Silence Packing is Active Minds’ exhibit of stories and backpacks that aims to inspire action for suicide prevention, connect viewers to mental health resources, and jump start action. Send Silence Packing catalyzes conversations in a way that contributes to a community’s overall positive climate for mental health. This emotionally powerful exhibit is presented by Active Minds, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting mental health promotion and education for students. Active Minds continues to collect backpacks and personal stories from families and friends whose lives have been touched by suicide and passersby are invited to walk among the Send Silence Packing backpacks to see the photographs and read the stories attached to them. We
each have a part to play. By learning more about suicide, speaking out, and changing the conversation about mental health from one dominated by stigma and ignorance to one of support and understanding, we can all save lives.

Volunteering also counts towards hours of civic engagement activities for CCEL's Civic Engagement Scholars Program!'

Volunteering? What you will be doing:
A. Set up
of the display in the morning (7:30am-9am)
1. Greeting the Send Silence Packing truck and Active Minds staff
2. Unloading backpacks and materials from truck
3. Laying out backpacks on the display location
4. Displaying materials and interactive components (handouts, flyers, brochures) on the Active Minds table and securing them with paperweights as needed
5. Setting up the “Send Silence Packing” banner stands, banner and tent

1. Handing out flyers at the display and across campus to recruit students to visit the display.
2. Explaining the exhibit and Active Minds
3. Educating students and others passing by about mental health

C. Clean Up at the end of the day
(4pm- 6:00pm
1. Packing up backpacks and materials
2. Loading backpacks and materials back into the truck



10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, United States

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