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Active Minds at Auburn University is hosting "Send Silence Packing," a nationally recognized public education exhibit of 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of students who die by suicide each year. The exhibit will be on display on the Student Center Green Space on Thursday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Auburn University is the first stop on the spring 2016 tour of 11 colleges and universities. The exhibit becomes a testament to the number of lives lost to suicide each year. Attached to many of the backpacks are photographs and personal stories of students who died by suicide. One of the stories is from the family of a male student from Auburn. The "Send Silence Packing" exhibit also includes signs and resources to encourage seeking help, to connect students to mental health resources and to inspire action for suicide prevention. For anyone thinking about suicide or worried about a friend in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text BRAVE to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741. More information on the exhibit is available online