Over the last month, Wake the Nation began posting about our Holiday Memorial for those who passed from "overdose". In posting, the flyers were shared on various Facebook groups related to substance use disorder. It was on one of these pages, a family member of someone who had passed away from alcohol use disorder asked … Continue reading Language Matters: How “overdose” excludes
Our efforts to change the language used to discuss substance use disorder are just as evident as our dedication to ending overdose. Perhaps you are wondering why. The answer is simple. They go together. Much like Newton's Cradle (pictured) which demonstrates the law of conservation of energy and momentum, the improper use language surrounding substance … Continue reading Why do we keep talking about Language and Stigma?
FAQ How do I submit my loved ones name? You can submit the name of your loved one via the request form found on our website. How much does it cost? FREE! Having an ornament personalized and hung on the memorial is free. However, we ofcourse appreciate donations and put them to good use. How … Continue reading Holiday Memorial FAQ
A Letter From Our Executive Director This has got to be one of my favorite projects Wake the Nation puts together … Continue reading Remembering our loved ones together
It's time! Wake The Nation is hosting our 6th annual Holiday Tree memorial for those who have passed away from overdose, substance use disorder, or complications from either. We invite you to submit a loved ones name via our website under the "Holiday Tree". Submitting a name is FREE! Though we welcome donations. Additionally, if … Continue reading Holiday Memorial 2018
It might only be fall but the Wake the Nation team is preparing for winter. Each year, the Wake the Nation team looks forward to hosting our annual Holiday Memorial. Though we dread the ever-increasing amount of ornament requests, not because of the work, but because it represents such loss, we feel sincerely privileged to … Continue reading Reasons for the Holiday Memorial…