New support group reaches out to families in distress

Just prior to the holidays, a new student organization reached out to the UW-Green Bay student body with an e-mail advertising ways college students who are dealing with loss can cope with the end of the semester and the upcoming holidays.  UW-Green Bay students have formed a campus chapter of the grief support group National Students Of AMF (Ailing Mothers and Fathers). The campus involvement is, in part, an outgrowth of research done by Prof. Illene Noppe and her Human Development students to document the prevalence of grief and its impact among college students. Contacts for the new organization are students Nicole Hoagland and Ashley Durand, along with Prof. Noppe. The e-mail sent to students included various tips and a link to www.studentsofamf.org/.