National Grief Awareness Day
August 30, 2022
August 30th, is National Grief Awareness Day, a great opportunity and reminder to talk about and normalize
the grief experience. Maybe take a moment to reach out to someone you know who is grieving a loss and let them know you care and that they are not alone, offer support, and just listen. If you are grieving, I encourage you to take some time today to acknowledge your grief and all you have lost. You might also evaluate any
gains from your grief process if that feels helpful. If you feel up to it, consider sharing some of your grief story with a safe person who can listen with empathy or with someone who may benefit from your wisdom, experience, strength, and hope. Don't forget to offer yourself some extra compassion and grace for what
you are going through. It's hard. Grieving is not easy, but it is easier when we are not alone.
If you feel alone, please reach out for support in any way you can. If you need some great ideas for finding
support in your local area and online, please watch the IG live that Rachel from @gooddays.baddays and
I did a couple of years ago on National Grief Awareness Day. You can watch it on the "About" page at
My Grief Connection at the link in the bio (click the menu arrow on the top left). We hope you get some
tips that will help you find support. Feel free to contact me if you need direction with finding resources.
You deserve support, and it's okay to ask for help! You deserve support and it's okay to ask for help!
Also, join the FREE live event for anyone facing loss featuring Angie Cartwright, the founder of the National
Grief Awareness Day initiative, at Facebook.com/AngieGriefTheUnspoken at 8:00 PM EST, August 30, 2022.
Angie will share her thoughts, and feelings on grief and the grieving, and would love to connect with you.
"We don't grieve just the moment our loved one died. We grieve the past, the future, and the now.
Our loved ones are more than one moment in time."
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 21 September 2022
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