MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Woodburn Circle was filled with 1,100 backpacks yesterday. Each backpack represented a college student. Each backpack had a story, a life, family and friends behind it. Each backpack represented a life lost to suicide.
The nonprofit organization, Active Minds, brought their “Send Silence Packing” event to Morgantown to raise suicide awareness.
“We really just want to start the conversation about mental health,” said Active Minds staff member, Sam Greenhalgh. “Not everyone has a mental illness, but everyone has mental health.”