Sharing Kindness  @sharingkindnessinc

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Reminder: don’t forget to register for RACE to Be Human, a documentary screening and panel discussion hosted by Sharing Kindness and Independence House! The event was rescheduled to Tuesday…
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UPDATE: Due to the winter weather we’re experiencing, our RACE to be Human documentary screening with Independence House, Inc. has been postponed to Tuesday, 2/27. We hope you can still make it for this…
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Among the many services offered by Sharing Kindness, we lead trainings in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer).
 
QPR is an evidence-based gatekeeper training for suicide prevention. When you have a physical…
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Our “RACE to be Human” documentary showing and panel discussion is coming up one week from today! Join us and Independence House at Brewster Ladies’ Library for this free event to address racism and its impact on mental health. Details…
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If you have a friend or family member who is struggling, it can be tough to know where to turn for help. We welcome you to browse our curated list of Suicide Prevention Resources @ the link in our bio, which includes a link to our support programs.
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Did you know that Sharing Kindness has a @youtube channel? Visit the link in our bio to watch videos about our organization and footage from our annual Suicide Awareness Walk. It’s all thanks to the amazing work of @bigtree.vid!
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We are honored to show this documentary about race alongside Independence House two weeks from today. Join us at the Brewster Ladies’ Library to address this important topic! For more details, visit the link in our bio.
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Interested in learning more about our peer grief support programs? Visit the link in our bio.
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We’re excited that eight (!) Cape schools are now signed up for Hope Squad! Here are a few notes on what’s happening: Falmouth High School’s Hope Squad, now in its second year, presented at the Safe Schools conference in New Hampshire in 
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When someone close to your family dies, each member of your family begins their own unique grief journey. Kids understand grief differently from adults, and how they process the loss changes through each developmental age. That’s why it’s so 
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Want to stay in the know about all things Sharing Kindness? Our quarterly newsletter, The Kindness Report, is filled with updates on new programs and events, volunteer opportunities, and the inside scoop on our nonprofit’s work.
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Everyone grieves differently. But for many, connecting with other people who have experienced loss can offer hope and healing. Sharing Kindness provides free peer grief support programs for specific groups and types of loss, including…
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Did you know that we offer educational documentary screenings for schools and community groups? We have a range of films available that cover issues relevant to youth suicide and mental health (or as we call it, brain health). Showings are typically… 
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This holiday season, consider a gift that’s less traditional and more meaningful. A gift to Sharing Kindness, in any amount, means you’re supporting:
💝 Peer grief support groups for families and individuals, including groups specific…
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Losing someone close to you is always tough – and as a young adult, you might feel that no one in your circle gets it. But you’re surrounded by a community of people navigating their own grief journeys, one step at a time.
Sharing Kindness offers…
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When you give to Sharing Kindness, you’re supporting:
💜 Programs for grieving families and individuals that provide a safe space to share their stories, heal, and connect with other grievers
💜 Grief support for bereaved children in local schools
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Have you ever thought about how to provide genuine support to a grieving friend? This November, we are committed to flipping the typical grief scripts, and together, finding phrases to use when supporting someone who is grieving.
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If you live on the Cape, you likely know a child who has experienced a significant loss. In Barnstable County, 1 in 9 children, or 10.8%, will be bereaved due to the death of a parent or sibling by age 18 — compared with 1 in 13 children in Massachusetts…

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In honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day, we’d like to share some relevant data pertaining to childhood bereavement on the Cape & Islands. The Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model (CBEM) is a tool developed by Judi’s House…

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Have you ever avoided somebody who is grieving because you weren’t sure what to say? This November, we are committed to flipping the typical grief scripts and, together, finding phrases to use when supporting someone who is grieving…

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The Chatham in the Fall 10K is less than a week away! Will you run to raise funds for Sharing Kindness? Details: Sunday, November 19, 11 AM, Monomoy Regional Middle School Register @ the link in our bio!

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A huge thank-you to @stephanie_in_the_morning for speaking with us about grief this morning for Lemonadio.com. Click below to see our conversation with Stephanie, featuring Sharing Kindness Executive Director Dr. Kim Mead-Walters and…

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We’re excited to be part of the Alternative Gift Market this weekend! Come by to learn more about our organization.

**Can’t make it? That’s OK – online shopping will be available from 11/13-19!

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Have you ever engaged in a conversation with someone who was grieving, only to find yourself at a loss for words? This November, we are committed to flipping the typical grief scripts and, together, finding phrases to use when supporting…
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Many of the things we say when trying to comfort someone who is grieving can be well-intentioned but also distancing. This November, we are committed to flipping the typical grief scripts and, together, finding phrases to use when…

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Have you ever talked to a grieving person and felt like you said the wrong thing? This November, we are committed to #FliptheScript on the things we say, finding phrases that are more supportive when talking to someone who is grieving…

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The Brewster Baptist Church Holiday Fair is TOMORROW! Browse locally made crafts and more to find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Proceeds benefit four local charities, including Sharing Kindness!

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In case you missed it… the Chatham in the Fall 10K is happening on November 19, and thanks to the generosity of Cape Cod Athletic Club, funds raised will benefit Sharing Kindness! Sign up for this great cause at the link in our bio.

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#MOVEember starts in just over a week! Will you join Cape Cod Healthy Connections for this challenge to benefit Sharing Kindness?!

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<p>Details: November 19 at 11 AM<br />
Monomoy Regional Middle School, Chatham"

A huge thank-you to Cape Cod Athletic Club for naming Sharing Kindness a beneficiary of the Chatham in the Fall 10K for a second year! The run starts at 11 AM on November 19 at Monomoy Regional Middle School…

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Recognizing that today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, we’d like to share this beautiful blog (@ the link in our bio) from Becky Fischer at Early Care, which offers postpartum doula and lactation….

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When you’re grieving, it can be tough to find a “tribe” who understand loss. If you’re seeking support, feel free to browse our peer grief support programs to find one that’s right for you. Currently, the following groups are open…