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SENDING SILENCE—Hundreds of backpacks with personal suicide stories stopped students in their tracks in Jamrich’s lobby Monday, Sept. 30. Hosted by NMU’s Chapter of Active Minds, the exhibit represented the number of students who commit suicide each year nationally with hopes of raising mental health awareness. Jackie Jahfetson/NW

Suicide Awareness: Breaking mental health stigma with backpacks

Jackie Jahfetson October 3, 2019

Around 1,100 backpacks filled Jamrich’s lobby during classes on Monday as part of an exhibit representing the approximate number of undergraduate students who commit suicide each year nationwide.   NMU...

16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - HP1EF9N1AIFX9

Listen for intent, not words

Jessica Parsons October 3, 2019

The words of Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, have been heard across the globe, at this point. Her wit and passion to speak out against world leaders and politicians have been an example for...

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