Students raise awareness about suicide on college campuses

UL Quad
Posted at 9:06 AM, Nov 18, 2019

LAFAYETTE — UL students are learning more about mental illness and reading stories about people who struggled with it.

The university’s NAMI organization held its Hold onto Hope event, spreading nearly 600 book bags around campus.

Each bag had quotes, stories from those who have died as a result of mental illness, and local resource information.

"It's a really powerful event for some people. A bunch of students will come through here and pass by and see the stuff, but you'll get a handful that it really touches and speaks to because they know somebody that's been touched by suicide," explained Kenneth Knapp, Treasurer of NAMI at UL.