Actively Moving Forward is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young adults grieving the illness or death of a loved one. This includes grieving college students, friends of grieving college students, and anyone else interested in learning more about college student grief support. We also support non-collegiate young adults by creating a wealth of virtual information, programming, and community.


    Sometimes your grief journey can either cause more stress or exacerbate the stress you already have. On this unknown journey, we are already faced with our world being forever changed, and can be bombarded with all of these new obstacles we weren’t planning for. During this time, it’s easy to get lost in and overwhelmed by the crazy mixture that is stress and grief.

    “It’s time to just move on” is a common piece of advice given to someone who is on the grief journey.  

    We here at AMF don’t believe that someone just “moves on” or “gets over” their grief - but we do believe that you can keep Actively Moving Forward in your grief journey. 

    Support for College Students grieving the illness or loss of a loved one

    Support for College Students grieving the illness or loss of a loved one


    Since we understand that no grief journey looks the same, we have added different approaches to help you on your journey, in hopes that you find something supportive and empowering that fits your needs:

    • We have created Actively Moving Forward Campus Chapters on college campuses nationwide that connect and empower grieving college students to support one another and participate in community service in memory of deceased loved ones.
    • We raise awareness about the needs of grieving young adults by organizing such events such as the annual National College Student Grief Awareness Week.
    • We host national grief support programs, such as the “We Get It” Supportive Blog, and events, such as the National Conference on College Student Grief. 
    • Since 2006, we have worked with students from over 170 different colleges and universities to start up Campus Chapters, developed 55 official Campus Chapters, and supported over 1,500 grieving college students. 


    Music to Grieve to on iTunes

    Music to Grieve to

    Listening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.

    Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.

    Learn How Sad Music Can Help You