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Feeling lost, isolated and alone in your grief? Finding people who understand can be a big challenge in grief, but the right support can help. Grief in Common is the only online community that has been designed to connect those who are grieving based on background and similar experiences of loss. Our site is constantly monitored to create a safe, warm and welcoming environment. Professional grief facilitators are on hand to provide one-on-one support or answer any questions you may have. Sign up today to create a profile that outlines who you are, who you’ve lost and the circumstances surrounding that loss, and make a connection with someone who understands.
Since 2007 BlackDemographics.com has combined data about African Americans from government agencies, universities, and research centers and applied simple analysis with tables, charts and graphs all in one place. This makes BlackDemographics.com a top resource for information regarding the Black community in America.
PAD was begun in 1983 by a group of parents concerned about the use of alcohol and other drugs by their teenage children. Through the years, PAD has developed a substantial portfolio of services. PAD develops and provides innovative and relevant resources, programs and services, based on current research and “better/best practices” aimed at parents, professionals (teachers, health promoters, practitioners) and youth. PAD is an Ontario-wide organization whose programs and resources are used in communities across Canada.
Mission: PAD provides innovative, evidence-based programs and resources for youth, families, professionals and community members concerning issues that impact substance use and youth.
Vision: Healthy and informed youth, families and communities.
The Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation was founded in 2013 in memory of Matthew, who took his own life in January 2006. He was a compassionate and intelligent young man with limitless potential that chose a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Unfortunately, this choice is all too common amongst our youth in today's climate. The rate of suicide among persons 10-24 has increased by 56% between 2007-2017, affecting young adults regardless of race, religion, gender and socio-economical background. Experiencing the hardship that came with the lose of our founder’s son, he was motivated to find meaning and purpose after Matt’s passing. Ron Silverman wanted to reduce the possibility that any family has to go through the pain that he has gone through. With that hope, the birth of the Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation (MSMF) was formed with the main goal opening the dialogue on mental health between youth, parents and educators.
Our foundation is a nonprofit public charity that strives to backdown the stigmatism that surrounds mental health, primarily focusing on our youth. We provide financial and programmatic support as well as mental health program for teens, young adults, teacher and parents throughout the country. We covered over 99% of the expenses for programming, which can cost up to $10,000.00 per school, per year. Since the inception of our school programming in 2015 we have presented in over 150 institutions and 319 programs in elementary, middle, high schools, colleges and community centers across the United States. We have now reached over 360,000 students, parents and faculty but we need to do more.
Below you will find a list of some of the programs that we offer:
- Parent Training
- Faculty Training
- Student Curriculum
- School Clubs
- Community Events
- Signs of Suicide Program
- Student Assemblies with speakers that discuss a range of mental health issues (i.e. Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, OCD ect). The topics are curtailed to whatever you choose
JAJF, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit, treats children facing the loss of their young Mom or Dad to cancer to WOW! Experiences®...a prescribed timeout together as a family away from their late stage cancer to create positive, cherished, lasting memories…while they can.
CWDR is a non-residential center for independent living providing assistance through independent living planning, peer support, advocacy, information and referrals.
Our Commitment to you
For over twenty five years, CWDR has enhanced our communities through advancing the empowerment, inclusion, and wellness of all persons with disabilities through advocacy, community education, peer mentoring, and skill development so that they may realize independence and full participation in life.
When it comes to dealing with grief, it can be a challenge to find the resources we need to educate ourselves and our loved ones on what is happening and how to best keep going forward.
Having been down this road, we want to give back. We want to reach out to those who are earlier on this road. We cannot make your pain go away, nor can we provide answers for you. What we can do is help you to find the tools that you need to work through your grief journey. Thus was born The Grief Toolbox. The Grief Toolbox is an ambitious project. Its goal is to be an all-encompassing place for grief tools: a singular area where a person can find all the resources they need to help them with that grief that neither time nor money can solve.
We here at the Grief Toolbox understand that needs change as we go from the raw encompassing pain of the first year to the stark reality of the second year, and then to the growth and reinventing ourselves of the middle years to the acceptance and blessing that now coexists with the pain and love that will always be a part of our life.
Grief, in our opinion, falls into two categories: grief that can be solved with time or money, and grief that can not be solved. If you leave your favorite coat on a plane, with time and money you can replace it and the grief will slowly fade. However, with the loss of a loved one - whether a spouse, a parent, a child or a sibling - no time and no amount of money will make this grief go away.
Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface. Apathy, isolation, bottled up emotions and substance abuse head a long list of symptoms associated with the secondary traumatic stress disorder now labeled:Compassion Fatigue.This site has numerous resources we have found for caregivers working in many professions. The Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project also offers original training materials, workbooks, and texts.
The Do More Agriculture Foundation is a champion for the mental wellbeing of all Canadian producers, and are changing the culture of Agriculture to one where all producers are encouraged, supported and empowered to take care of their mental wellbeing.
Agriculture is an industry with a foundation of deep rural roots, hard work, resilience, strength and community. In order to uphold that image, those traits can also be the industry’s weakness as they become barriers for speaking up and seeking help. Producers are among the most vulnerable when it comes to mental health issues. Stress, anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion and burnout are all high among producers. By collaborating with the entire industry and those working to address the state of mental health in Agriculture, we can and will make a substantial impact!
Do More Ag operates under 3 pillars. As a Canada wide not-for-profit organization, these pillars drive our focus and efforts across the Ag industry.
Awareness, education and breaking the stigma. These are the first steps to making a real and lasting impact for our industry. We strive for an industry where producers understand what it means for them to be truly healthy.
Community is more than just a physical place, community is also a sense of belonging and being a part of something more. We aim to create a community where people can connect and also find resources that are relevant and accessible to them.
Research is the backbone to creating further resources and ensuring they serve our Industry. We want to ensure that more research can be completed in this field by supporting, sharing and funding present and future research projects.
All funds go towards educating the Ag industry on mental health, breaking the stigma that currently exists, creating a community of belonging, support and resources, as well as ensuring research in this field can continue.
The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation exists to deliver unwavering support for patients and families fighting pancreatic cancer. NPCF aims to increase awareness for pancreatic cancer and transform the experience of pancreatic cancer by delivering immediate unwavering support to all who seek it. Our primary programs include education, awareness, and financial assistance. Since it's inception in May of 2009, NPCF has helped over 237 families affected by pancreatic cancer with basic living expenses.