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The Send Silence Packing campaign happening today in North Plaza brings awareness to the amount of teen suicides that occur each year.  The plaza has been filled with the backpacks of students who were victims of depression and felt as though they were unable to call for help due to the stigmas placed on the mental illness.  On the backpacks you can find hundreds of stories of ordinary people who chose to end their lives too soon.  

No matter how hopeless things may seem at the moment you are not alone.  There are people out there that are more than willing to help you if you need it.  Please visit the counseling service tables also set up North Plaza today if you feel like you or someone you know could benefit from it. If not, I would like to offer my ask box as a place to vent anonymously or talk through your issues and help any way that I can.

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.  And though it may not seem easy things can and will get better.

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shots from today’s 9/11 Memorial held by Mason Pond.

Very poignant words were said by our student body president as well as president Cabrera and his wife.  Also a very beautiful song was sung by one of Mason’s students (if anyone knows her name please let me know I would like to give her credit).  I hope everyone was able to have a wonderful day today while keeping the victims of this tragedy alive their hearts.