UAB Department of Psychiatry participated in the Send Silence Packing event that came through Birmingham for the first time on October 29, 2012. This was the first Send Silence Packing event to come through the South, and is sponsored by the UAB Active Minds Chapter. 1,100 backpacks were laid out across the campus green, each backpack symbolizing a college-aged student who completes suicide each year. A.T. Helix is the founder and president of the UAB Active Minds Chapter. She is an undergraduate and researcher in the laboratory of Dr. James Meador-Woodruff, Heman E. Drummond Professor & Chairman for the UAB Department of Psychiatry.
Active Minds is an organization that focuses on mental health issues affecting college-aged youth.
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