National College Student Grief Awareness Week, April 22-28, 2012

As noted in an earlier post, the National Students of AMF Support Network is dedicated to supporting college students coping with the illness or death of a loved one, and empowering all college students to fight back against terminal illness. To accomplish its mission, the organization helps students start local chapters nationwide.

With one-third to one-half of all college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one, Dr. Robert Neimeyer has called college student bereavement a “silent epidemic” that can have profound negative effects academically, socially, and developmentally. It is this organization's vision that every college student feels supported in times of grief, so a whole week has been created to make noise about this issue.

The goal of National College Student Awareness Week is to raise awareness about the prevalence and impact of coping with the illness or death of a loved one during college and to spread the word about National Students of AMF.

Whether you are grieving, know someone who is, or just want to help spread the word about grief in the college population, I encourage you to watch this brief video and learn how you can be part of National College Student Grief Awareness Week, April 23-27, 2012:



© by Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC
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