What Is Send Silence Packing?

Send Silence Packing is a suicide awareness and prevention display run by the National Active Minds Organization. For more than a decade, the Send Silence Packing® exhibit has traveled the country to end the silence that surrounds mental illness and suicide. This award winning program came to  Mines in May 2019 with its messages of hope and help.

Click HERE For more information on the display!

Pictures from SSP @ Mines

Ceremony

Trigger Warning: This video talks about suicide and those at Mines lost to suicide. Please be aware this may evoke strong emotions.

What Is The Minds Sends Silence Packing Event?

Our event included the Send Silence Packing display as well as various other educational, prevention, and self-care focused workshops, trainings, and activities. A schedule of all the events that made up Mines Sends Silence Packing can be found below.

4/8 (Monday) @ Noon in SC Ballroom B – Faculty & Staff QPR Training

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

4/17 (Wednesday) @ Noon in Rec Center McNeil Room – Student QPR Training (Lunch Provided)

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

4/17 (Wednesday) @ 5pm in BE204 – AMM Positive Sticky Notes
4/22 (Monday) @ Noon in SC Ballroom A – Suicide Prevention Refresher

This training is geared towards Mines faculty, staff, and students who have attended a suicide prevention training over the past couple of years. These trainings include QPR, SafeTalk, ASIST, or Mental Health First Aid.

4/22 (Monday) @ Noon in 2nd Floor Wellness Center – Resilience & Grit Workshop

Are you gritty? Do you have personal resilience? Learn how to cultivate these qualities to support your success and reduce your stress at Mines and throughout your life.

4/24 (Wednesday) @ 5pm in BE204 – The Various Faces of Grief: A Guided Discussion
4/29 (Monday) @ Noon in 2nd Floor Wellness Center – The Art of De-Stressing Workshop

Stressed? Overwhelmed? You are not alone, this time of the semester can feel very intense. Come explore using art and other techniques to help you manage the end of year stress that so many of us feel.

5/2 (Thursday) @ 10am & 2pm in the Library Boettcher Room – SSP Debrief and Open Discussion

May 1st (Wednesday)

9am – 4pm: Send Silence Packing Display in the Student Center Lobby

11am – 1pm: Support PACK Table in Pedestrian Plaza (outside of SC)

4pm: Ceremony in the Steam Vent (located 1st floor Student Center)