Invisible Pain Day

Sunday, January 7, 2024
Middlesex County Fire Academy
1001 Fire Academy Drive
Sayreville, NJ 08872

Please join the Darren Clark Jr. Memorial and NAMI NJ on Sunday, January 7, 2024, for the 3rd annual observance of the Invisible Pain Day. It is an official day to honor those who have lost a loved one to mental illness and suicide. We will come together to encourage and support one another, bring awareness to mental illness, and honor our loved ones who may be gone, but will never be forgotten. We will spread hope and share vital information to people affected by suicide. Our goal is to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help. We share this day with our 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.”

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 and sadly causes many to end their lives prematurely. Friends and family support the grieving ones during their time of tragedy. The fresh memory of the departed ones and the support is comforting. Unfortunately this support 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.

Featured Event Highlights:
– Guest Speakers
– Exhibitors/Resource Tables
– Art Therapy
– Loving Message Table
– Mindfulness Activities
– Sensory Room
– Candle Lit Vigil
– Vocalist
– Lunch/Refreshments

Event contact: Lisa Powell, NAMI NJ Outreach Director, [email protected]

Download Press Release | Read the Governor’s Proclamation

View photos from 2023


About The Darren Clark Jr Memorial
The Darren Clark Jr. Memorial 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