Suicide is one thing that worsens at the hours of darkness.
To assist carry mild to a topic many attempt to keep away from, WVU’s Carruth Middle teamed up with Energetic Minds to host the 2023 “Ship Silence Packing” exhibit, an immersive expertise that illustrates the tales of youth as they information individuals by means of their psychological well being journeys.
The show was stationed Tuesday in Woodburn Circle on the downtown campus.
Individuals walked amongst 100 backpacks to see images and skim the tales from these affected by suicide.
The aim of the exhibit is to “encourage motion for suicide prevention, destigmatize psychological well being and join neighborhood members to native and nationwide sources.”
The exhibit additionally included a “Behind the Backpacks” tent, the place individuals might interact in an immersive audio storytelling expertise and a “Hope Wall” to share uplifting messages.
Counselors from the Carruth Middle have been out there to reply questions and talk about psychological well being considerations together with academic supplies and data on psychological well being and suicide sources.