"Don't Sit in Silence" Event at Lawrence University
NBC26 News Team
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APPLETON - May is Mental Health Awareness Month and students at Lawrence University are encouraging people to break their silence.
Thursday's Don't Sit in Silence event displayed 180 empty chairs on the Campus Center plaza. It's a representation of the number of people who die from suicide every day in the United States.
"We have some stories that have been written by people who have had their own struggles, or have known a family member or a loved one who has struggled. In some cases, they're still with us.. and in other cases, they did die by suicide. The stories are very powerful," said Lifeline Project Coordinator Kathleen Fuchs.
Students say the goal is to make those who are struggling realize there is help available.