“The Silhouette Project”

Earlier today if you were in the Student Union you probably recognized lifesize cardboard cutouts of soldiers. This was “The Silhouette Project” an event sponsored by the Counseling and Accessibility Services and Military Student Services.
“The Silhouette Project” is a national campaign project to raise awareness of suicide in the military. The project consists of 22 silhouettes of soldiers, each barring a picture of a veteran or active duty soldier who has lost their lives to suicide and a “Did you know…” fact card. The number “22” represents the 22 veterans and 1 active duty soldier that lose their lives to suicide each day.
The project began in 2014 after soldier Dustin Hadfield passed away from suicide. This project was started by his parents in honor of the soldiers who deal with depression or that we have already lost to suicide every day, including their son.
For any questions on the exhibit or “The Silhouette Project”, you can contact Kellie Toledo at toledoke@wvstateu.edu or check out the project website at veteranssilhouetteproject.com

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Rachel Harper is the SGA Reporter for the YJ. She is a senior and a Political Science major. She has experience with how SGA's work and operate and will help facilitate in making WVSU SGA more transparent to the student body and faculty.
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