On Wednesday night, members of Active Minds gathered in Dundon-Berchtold Hall to make 1,100 paper flowers to represent the 1,100 college students that die by suicide each year. They cut and folded white tissue paper and were encouraged to write on the flowers the name or initials of someone they know who has died by suicide. All 1,100 flowers were made on Wednesday night in about two hours.
The flowers were placed in the academic quad in front of Franz Hall Thursday morning. This is a tradition Active Minds follows each September in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week.