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1,100 Backpacks on the Diag

A photograph backpacks on the Central Campus Diag.

1,100 backpacks lay on the Central Campus Diag of the University of Michigan on October 10, 2017. The backpacks represent college students that have committed suicide throughout the nation, over 1,100 each year. The exhibit is known as Send Silence Packaging put on by Active Minds. For more information on Send Silence Packaging, go to www.activeminds.org/our-programming/send-silence-packing Photo: Levi Hutmacher/Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan - College of Engineering