Suicide Prevention Event on Campus Thursday, Oct. 6

What:

Suicide Prevention Event, Send Silence Packing

 

When:

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Where:

Lawn area near Student Union
Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

 

Details:

Palomar College is one of 14 colleges in the country, and the only one in San Diego County participating this fall in a Send Silence Packing event at the San Marcos campus. Palomar is partnering with Active Minds, Inc. to host this exhibition during Suicide Prevention Month.

According to Active Minds literature, “Send Silence Packing is a traveling public education display of 1,100 backpacks representing the 1,100 college students who die by suicide each year.” The display will be placed in the lawn area in front of the Student Union near the Veterans Memorial and clock tower.

The exhibit will be accompanied from 9 a.m. to noon by music performed by multi-reed instrumentalist Dr. Ellen Weller, a Palomar College music professor in the Performing Arts department.

This event is sponsored by the Counseling Department and Palomar College’s Active Minds club with assistance from the Student Health Centers and the Associated Student Government.

 

Parking for Media:

Parking is available in Lots 1 and 2 with a visitor’s pass obtained from the Police Department office located between the college’s front entrance on Mission Road and the Howard Brubeck Theatre.

 

More information:

Karan Huskey, Associate Professor/Counselor, Counseling Services, 760-744-1150, ext. 3138
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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365, mfinn@palomar.edu
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152, lgropen@palomar.edu
Karan Huskey, Associate Professor/Counselor, Counseling Services, 760-744-1150, ext. 3138