On today’s episode of the GIVE Podcast, we bring you Fran Solomon of Heal Grief. This foundation helps millennials, especially college students – deal with and process grief. 18-25 year-olds are a forgotten generation when it comes to bereavement services and this organization gives them the skills to cope.
Today we bring you Fran Soloman of HealGrief.org, a non-profit organization that helps millennials and college-age students deal with and process grief. The team at HealGrief.org also works to ensure that universities across the nation have adequate support and policies in place to allow students the time they need to deal with their loss.
Unfortunately, over ½ of the population of young adults ages 18-25 are grieving. That is an astounding number and it is compounded by tragedies like mass shootings, terrorism and war, that we are all too familiar with.
This age group is often forgotten when it comes to grief and the fewest bereavement services are available to them. Leaving grief unchecked and unsupported can result in these young adults feeling forced to make a choice that could change their lives forever. They may turn to alcohol, drugs, bad peer influences, drop out of college – all issues that would change their path forever.
That is where HealGrief.org’s program, Actively Moving Forward comes in.
Actively Moving Forward is a service for 18-25-year-olds who are dealing with grief. Through activities, exercises, community and peer support, and a new App, AMF hopes to give these students and young people suffering from loss the help that they need to cope with their grief. Their AMF App launches in the first part of 2020 and will lead to a greater impact.
The process of grief has no end. It’s critical that we help the growing number of youth facing these difficult times by actively moving forward.
How can you help?
- Fundraise on social media (choose their organization for your birthday charity on Facebook!)
- Donate and ask others to do the same
- Can’t donate? Follow Heal Grief and Actively Moving Foward on social media and increase their visibility.
Finally, don’t forget to share this episode. Sharing this episode will help Heal Grief and Actively Moving Forward increase their impact and will help us at the GIVE Podcast keep spreading the word about important charities and nonprofits.
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Where to find Heal Grief
Where to find Actively Moving Forward