Grief Awareness Day Sponsor
22% to 30% of college students (approximately 6 million) has experienced the death of a family member or close friend within the last year. But, no one talks about it, so many feel alone. A “silent epidemic”. Actively Moving Forward (AMF), a HealGrief program’s prevalence rises to the shocking statistic that 1 in 3 students are coping with the death or terminal illness and of a loved one.
Bereaved students are at risk of social withdrawal, developmental problems, mental illness, and decreased academic performance. These students need opportunities to connect with their peers, support one another, and channel their grief towards positive outlets, such as community service.
 Balk, Walker, & Baker, 2010  Neimeyer, 2006  Servaty-Seib, 2006
Actively Moving Forward (AMF) has been helping students create chapters of AMF on college campuses for over a decade.
These chapters have been important ways in which students connect with others, find a safe place to share their experiences, and grow through their grief journey with people they know will support and empower them along the way.
Actively Moving Forward (AMF), a HealGrief program is a tax-exempt, no-profit corporation under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3. Our tax ID# is 95-4489570. Actively Moving Forward empowers grieving college students and young adults to keep “Actively Moving Forward” in their journey with grief by connecting them to peer support and community service which they do in memory of their loved one. AMF has served thousands of young adults coast-to-coast over the years.