National Grief Awareness Day

National Grief Awareness Day is observed on August 30th every year and is a day designed to raise awareness about the grieving process and the time it takes for a person to heal from a tragic loss. It’s a day on which people can reach out to someone who is experiencing grief or just take the time to learn more about the grieving process. Grief is an emotion that affects us all at one point or another, so this is an important day for people to help those in need.

The History Of National Grief Awareness Day

National Grief Awareness Day was originally started in 2014 by Angie Cartwright. As a person who suffered through a great loss, she decided to dedicate herself to bringing support to people who have suffered from grief and to educate families about the realities of grief and how it affects people’s lives.

Important Facts About Grief

During the course of our research for this holiday, we’ve come across some facts about grief that we think everyone should know about. So we decided to go ahead and share some of these facts with everyone reading it today.

Recovering From Grief Doesn’t Occur On A Time Table

One of the most important things for people to realize is that there’s no particular time frame in which a person can recover from grief. Some people seem to recover from grief relatively quickly, while other people take longer to heal. What people need to realize is that they need to give grieving people the support and space they need for them to navigate through their grief.

Grieving Is Universal

Grieving is something that everyone in the world is going to go through during their life. However, every person who grieves will do so in their own unique way. Everybody processes loss in their own way.

Grieving People Often Suffer Guilt

People who are grieving often suffer from guilt as well. They may feel that they’re responsible for their loved one’s death. This can complicate the grieving process for them and make it harder to recover from the said loss.

Grieving People Can Often Lose Their Sense Of Direction

Grief is a powerful emotion that can leave people feeling lost or without a sense of purpose or direction. These are all normal aspects of the grieving process.

Observing National Grief Awareness Day

Those people who are looking to observe National Grief Awareness Day can do so by learning more about the grieving process and by helping those around you who are dealing with grief. You can also use the hashtag #NationalGriefAwarenessDay on social media to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2023)
August 30 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
August 30 Friday
Last year (2022)
August 30 Tuesday
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