North Central College in the News

North Central College director of Dyson Wellness Center featured in NCTV17

Sep 27, 2022

Tatiana Sifri shared the importance of events like ‘Send Silence Packing’

More than 1,000 backpacks were laid out on North Central College’s Jefferson Lawn during National Suicide Prevention Month to help raise awareness about mental health struggles and suicide. Send Silence Packing is a traveling exhibit brought to college campuses around the country for the cause. The backpacks represent approximately the number of college students who take their lives each year, 1,100. Each backpack is donated by a family, to honor a loved one who’s died.

Tatiana Sifri, director of the Dyson Wellness Center at North Central College, interviewed with Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) about why events like Send Silence Packing are important to the College’s campus community.

“It’s so critical to just bring awareness to students, staff and faculty, and our community. The second leading cause of death is suicide for college students. So, for us to have any way to remind our students and our community of how critical it is to kind of have each other’s backs,” said Sifri.

Click here to read the full story on NCTV17.