Invisible Pain Day

Invisible Pain Day

Friday, January 7, 2022
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and increased risks of virus exposure, the Invisible Pain Day event will no longer be held in-person, but will be a Zoom meeting. If you have already registered, you do not need to register again. All registrants will receive a Zoom link. Join us to observe this meaningful occasion!

Register here

Governor Murphy issues a proclamation to designate January 7th, 2022 as Invisible Pain Day, honoring those who lost their battle to mental illness and calling local communities to work together in eradicating the stigma and raising awareness of mental illness. Click here to read the Governor’s Proclamation

The unseen pain that goes undiagnosed, dismissed and stigmatized – the pain that has overtaken so many loved ones to the point that they can no longer bear the struggle, sadly causes many to end their lives prematurely. Friends and family support the grieving ones during their time of tragedy; and the fresh memory of the departed ones and the support is comforting. Unfortunately, this support often fades over time. The people around “move on” with their lives and may not fathom why the sadness and pain still exist for the grieving, who continue to relive the tragedy and bear the continuous pain.

The Darren Clark Jr. Memorial and NAMI NJ have worked to set up the Invisible Pain Day, to be observed every January 7th. This annual event will be a day that everyone can commemorate all those whom we have lost to mental illness and offer empathetic support to those who grieve. Come together to encourage and support one another, bring awareness to mental illness and remind the world that our loved ones may be gone, but they will never be forgotten. Share this day with your friends, family, and others who have suffered a loss of a loved one by suicide and as NAMI New Jersey says, “You are not alone.”

For more information about the event, please contact Lisa at [email protected].

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Other ways to participate in the Invisible Pain Day

If you would like to participate in this special event but cannot attend, consider the following ways to make this a memorable occasion for you and others:
Email us a special note and/or a picture! Every thought is cherished when it comes to commemorating someone whom you love, encouraging those who share the grieving experience, and caring for yourself. We will incorporate these special notes and photos to the program of the Day. We thank families who have submitted a photo or message. If you would still like to send one in, please email [email protected] with a completed Media Release Form (http://ow.ly/Ah1050H4x4A), by the end of Wednesday, January 5.
Spread the word. Tell your family and friends about this special annual occasion. Someone out there may need to hear about an opportunity like this at the turn of the year.
Support us with a donation. Your financial contribution goes a long way toward sustaining this annual occasion to support and honor families who grieve.

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About The Darren Clark Jr Memorial
The Darren Clark Jr. Memorial Corp. was founded on April 5th, 2018 in memory of Darren Clark Jr., Darren passed away on January 7th, 2018, as a result of suicide due to mental illness. Read more