November is Children’s Grief Awareness Month

The weight of grief is heavy.

1 in 11 children know the weight of grief before they graduate high school. This is a reality so many students face silently when they are at school.

When someone in the home dies, everything in a their world changes. It is about so much more than sadness. Children and teens who are grieving walk around carrying their worries like a heavy backpack, waiting for someone to help them unload those feelings. The painful emotions they lug from home to school and back again are exhausting.

We see hundreds of children and teens carrying the weight of grief every day. We know you see this, too.

Grief is a natural reaction to death for children and teens. During the month of November we are asking schools and businesses to partner with us to raise awareness about the weight they carry. Together we can remind children and teens they’re not alone in their grief and that reminder brings hope.

The power of hope is strong.

How to Participate:

  • Print and display provided flyer (or share digitally)
  • Wear blue on Children's Grief Awareness Day, November 17
  • Attend Open House at LFGC on November 17
  • Share your personal grief story and tag LFGC
  • Share LFGC social media posts
  • Organize a fundraiser (Jeans Day, Bake Sale, etc.)

CGA Flyers