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By Jose A. Alvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Exhibit sheds light on college student suicides


Last updated 5/23/2018 at 4:23pm

The "Send Silence Packing" exhibit is seen at California State University San Marcos. The exhibit is traveling around college campuses in San Diego to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention during Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

Every year, more than 1,000 college students are lost to suicide across the country.

To shed light on this troubling statistic, over 1,000 backpacks will be on display at San Diego City College as part of "Send Silence Packing," a traveling exhibit representing the number of college students who end their lives.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency's Behavioral Health Services funded the exhibit, which will be on display at three local colleges and universities.

Send Silence Packing took place Wednesday, May 9, at San Diego City College's Curran Plaza. The exhibit will tra...

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