National Grief Awareness Day 2023
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Wednesday, August 30th, is National Grief Awareness Day, a great opportunity and reminder to talk about and normalize the grief experience. This day is NOT a HOLIDAY. This day is not a day to remind us to grieve. Help
make this Day a Legal Day of Education and Awareness by signing the petition. You can go to Change.org and
type in National Grief Awareness Day. 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.
Join the FREE live event for anyone facing loss featuring Angie Cartwright, the founder of the
National Grief Awareness Day initiative, at https://www.facebook.com/events/813087096848100
at 8:00 PM EST on August 30, 2023.
"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."
Denim Day - April 26, 2023
Did you know every 73 seconds, somewhere in the U.S., someone is sexually assaulted? It’s time to stand
up to end sexual assault! A day-long awareness campaign, Denim Day, gives us space and time to honor
survivors of sexual assault, as well as to begin conversations about the dangers of victim-blaming and victim-shaming. Why do we wear denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old male driving instructor. While he was initially convicted of the crime and sent to prison, the ruling was later
overturned by the Italian Supreme Court because the justices felt that because the victim wore tight jeans,
she must have helped remove them thereby making the act consensual. The following day the women of the
Italian Legislature protested this decision by wearing jeans to work. As news of the decision spread, so did the
protests. In 1999, an agency in Los Angeles, CA established the first Denim Day in the US—a tradition that has
grown and continued since. Join us on April 26th by wearing denim, for a reason. Help raise awareness that there
is NEVER an excuse for sexual assault and educate the public that sexual assault is NEVER the victim's fault.
Learn more at www.denimday.org
Children’s Grief Awareness Day
Thursday, November 17th, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
The 2022 Virtual Children’s Grief Awareness Day event schedule is packed with stories of hope and inspiration, child- and family-friendly activities, opportunities to remember loved ones, and special guest speakers like Nora McInerny, Todd Parr, Katie Lear, Catia Chien, What's Your Grief,
Brian Griese, and much more! Be sure to tune in LIVE on Highmark Caring Place’s YouTube page (youtube.com/HighmarkCaringPlace) on Thursday, November 17th to watch this virtual event!
National Gun Violence Awareness Day: June 3, 2022
Every day, more than 110 people in the US are killed with guns and more than 200 are shot and wounded--
but it doesn’t have to be this way. On June 3, 2022—National Gun Violence Awareness Day—people across the country will #WearOrange & come together to call attention to the gun violence crisis. Orange is the color we
wear on National Gun Violence Awareness Day to honor those whose lives have been taken or forever changed
by senseless and preventable gun violence. On June 3, 2022, join us and #WearOrange.
Learn more at www.wearorange.org
El 3 de junio de 2022-Día Nacional de Concientización sobre la Violencia con Armas, el país se unirá para
llamar la atención al crisis de violencia con armas que cobra más de 110 vidas y cientos de heridos en los EE.
UU. todos los días. Naranja es el color que usamos en el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre la Violencia con Armas de Fuego para honrar las vidas arrebatadas o cambiadas para siempre por la violencia con armas
sin sentido y prevenible. Este 3 de junio, únete a nosotros y #WearOrange.
Más información en www.wearorange.org
Can You Hear Us Now? Elevating the Voices of Grieving Children - Special Edition Grief Talk
November 19, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
Register NOW for the special NO COST Grief Talks webinar, Can You Hear Us Now? Elevating the Voices
of Grieving Children, from Highmark Carking Place – taking place on
Children’s Grief Awareness Day - Thursday, November 19th from 1:00 -2:00 PM (EST)!
During this webinar the focus will be on this special day, observed throughout the nation and in countries around the world – a day on which often-unnoticed kids can become heard for a change.
A day when all of us can take the time to realize how much it can help grieving children for them
to get support. A day when grieving kids can see that the people around them are taking their
pain seriously and validating their struggles.
Register at: https://highmarkhealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PG_fv4quTjKQP7vrBpzxYA
'Confessions of a Griever' eBook on Sale for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
Did you know that October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day?
Light a candle for 60 minutes to honor the parents you know who have lost sweet babies at 7pm local time.
Crystal Webster, founder and Chief Solace Officer at https://www.sharingsolace.com/ ,
wants to give back (and pay it forward) to the grief community that has provided her so much comfort
since her precious daughter Madelyn died 10 years ago.
So, the Amazon Kindle version of her wonderful book "Confessions of a Griever: Turning a Hot Mess into an Haute Message (Laughable Lessons for When Life Just Sucks)" is on sale for only $.99 on Amazon from Oct 15th-21st!
Visit the "Recommendations" tab at www.mygriefconnection.org and read the summary of the book there
and click through to purchase or visit the affiliate link at https://amzn.to/2H4Uj3e
INSTAGRAM LIVE WITH RACHEL VANNI OF "GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS" PODCAST AND MY GRIEF CONNECTION FOUNDER, SARA COBB, TALK ABOUT HOW TO FIND GRIEF RESOURCES AND SUPPORT - 30 AUGUST 2020
In honor National Grief Awareness Day on 30 August 2020, Rachel Vanni,
host of the Good Days, Bad Days Show invited me to be a guest
on an Instagram Live event.
Rachel started her podcast in the wake of the deaths of her husband and
young daughter, 8 months apart. The Good Days, Bad Days Show is about
living your best life, even when grief smacks you in the face.
We shared lots of tips & hints about how to find grief resources in your local
area and online. We also discussed the types of support groups available,
the pros & cons of in-person and online support groups, suggestions for
where to go for legal help and support after a death, and much more.
Please share this with anyone you know who is grieving and may need
help finding support tools and resources.
Visit Rachel's website and subscribe to her podcast at: https://www.gooddaysbaddays.show/
National Grief Awareness Day 2020
Today, August 30th, is National Grief Awareness Day, which is 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 they are not alone, offer support, and just listen.
If you are grieving, I encourage you to take some time today to acknowledge your own grief and all that you have lost. You might also evaluate any gains from your grief process as well, if that feels helpful. If you feel up to it, consider sharing some of your grief story 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 though. It's hard.
Grieving is not easy, but it is easier when we are not alone.
If you are feeling alone, please reach out for support in anyway you can.
If you need some great ideas for how to find support in your local area as well as online,
please watch the IG live that Rachel, from the Good Days, Bad Days Show, and I did today.
You can watch it here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEhraGxHRmR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
We hope you get some tips that will help you find support.
Feel free to reach out to either of us if you need direction with finding resources.
International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31. 2020
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
Follow on Instagram at @overdoseawarenessday
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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