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."
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 11 September 2023
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