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A volunteer for the Send Silence Packing display organizing materials in preparation of the early ending of the display at noon on Tuesday in MLK Commons. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

On-campus suicide awareness display halted due to weather

By Sean Reed, Photo Editor | October 13, 2022

DeKALB – A display organized by the non-profit Active Minds, Send Silence Packing,  took place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, featuring over a thousand backpacks spread across the MLK Commons to represent the amount of college students who die...

Fill in the Blank: Send Silence Packing was…

By Northern Star Staff | October 7, 2018

Fill in the Blank…”Send Silence Packing was”Haley Galvin | Perspective Editor “Important and emotional” This movement is a very important message that really affected me. It was an abrupt wake up call for me about how many students have been...

Active Minds, Ben Gordon Center to offer services and events for Suicide Prevention Week

By Felix Sarver | September 7, 2011

Active Minds and the Ben Gordon Center are offering services and events during National Suicide Prevention Week, which goes through Saturday. The Active Minds chapter at NIU is sponsoring walks at St. Charles and Rockford called "Here for Life!" Saturday...

Active Minds kicks of mental health awareness week with celebration

By David Matz | October 3, 2010

Today kicks off Active Minds' National Mental Health Awareness Week. The national student organization, Active Minds, is sponsoring a National Day Without Stigma to celebrate the start of awareness week. "We are trying to promote awareness of the social...