College Student Grief Awareness Day
One in three college students is grieving the loss of a family member or the diagnosis of terminal illness. The Actively Moving Forward program (AMF), is designed to support young adults who are grieving the death or illness of a loved.
This peer-led program is currently in operation on nearly 50 colleges campuses across the country. It connects and empowers grieving students and encourages them to “Actively move forward” through community service.
AMF has supported more than 3000 students at over 200 campuses across the United States. Our vision is to become an international movement that empowers students around the globe to Actively Move Forward to help them with their grief recovery.
Students in college are especially vulnerable to grief. Most college students have not experienced the loss of a loved ones. They are often away from their family or are leaving it, and they are far from their support networks.
These students are often not supported or understood by their peers because they don’t have the same experience with grief. Many college campuses have limited grief support resources, so these students are at risk for a variety of issues. They may feel isolated; lack of focus; low energy; or depression.