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Send Silence Packing

Send Silence Packing

April 21, 2015

Students affiliated with Active Minds, a national organization dedicated to mental health awareness, planted 1,100 pinwheels– representing the number of college students lost to suicide each year– in Wilson Quad. “Send Silence Packing”, as the traveling exhibition is called, is a program designed to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide, connect students to needed mental health resources, and inspire action for suicide prevention.

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Transgender military veterans at greater risk of suicide

Transgender military veterans at greater risk of suicide

December 28, 2014

Based on data gathered from the VA National Patient Care Database from 2000-2009, researchers determined that while the suicide death rate among veterans with transgender-related diagnoses was higher than for veterans in general, it was similar to the suicide death rate for veterans with serious mental illness such as depression or schizophrenia.

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Student group aims to change conversation around mental health

Student group aims to change conversation around mental health

November 12, 2014

Stigma and taboo can keep individuals suffering from mental illness from getting help. The University’s chapter of Active Minds hosts a variety of events to encourage a dialogue about mental health and to combat misconceptions about common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

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Psychiatry department chair says there is no one root cause of depression

Psychiatry department chair says there is no one root cause of depression

August 13, 2014

The unexpected death of actor and comedian Robin Williams of an apparent suicide has many talking about the roots of depression, but the chair of the psychiatry department at the University of Rochester said Tuesday there is no one cause.

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