Today I have created a fundraiser through 1-27-21 to 2.23.21 Ty-Key's Angelversary until his Birthday by fulfilling a life dream of starting a non-profit to support individuals and families to have additional access to mental health services and a life of learning how-to grieve well.
Your donations today will help me with starting the process of bringing The Douglas Outreach of Understanding Grief Center (D.O.U.G.) to life!
Along my journey there was a gap in care after receiving only 7 weeks of grief support with a licensed therapist through my Employment Assistance Program (EAP) program. With your donations it will help right away with start up cost and reaching my goals to assist individuals and families beyond the EAP gaps. By supporting them to receive mental health services up to a year after a life altering change-specializing in gun violence losses of all types. #survivingaftersuicideloss #SluggMode
Each grief coaching sessions will provide quality grief and healing training, to support its members on the cycles of grief, releasing emotional trauma and more!
Membership Fee $31 (See GCM Program Tab)
Join us for an inspirational and self-centering event, designed to energize and motivate you to remain an active participant in your well-being.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Free Event -Registration Required
The Reduce the Stigma brochure highlighted three Mothers Stories, Facts and Resources This brochure was sent to City Mayor Donnie Henriques of Woodstock, GA by Be Smart Georgia Lead, with Moms Demand Action- Maggie Zewttler. Miami Knight shared her son Ty-Key "Mr. Slugg Mode" Douglas story along with two mothers from Cherokee County.
Now, Therefore Be It Resolved, that I, Donnie Henriques, Mayor of the City of the facts of suicide, and increasing the awareness of available resources encourages help-seeking behaviors, thus preventing suicides and saving lives.
As proclaimed this 9th day of November 2020.
Proclamation was read during the hour of 7-8:00 PM ET
The Chambers at Center City, Woodstock, GA
City of Chamber Cherokee County
With Miami Knight Guest Panelist for a virtual conversation about suicide prevention with friends, parents and community.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
7-8:15 PM ET
Miami Knight with Julianna Forlano, we’re talking about everything you need to know about the progressive movement today. Miami Knight is a gun violence survivor, Everytown Survivor Fellow, Moms Demand Action volunteer, and host of Grief Talk podcast. In December of 2011, her son, Ty-Key, was shot in an incident that also claimed the life of his best friend—he was never the same. Since then, Miami has turned her grief into action by getting involved with the Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action and starting to advocate for common-sense gun laws. She’s live on acttv to talk about how the fight for gun sense laws is critical in the fight against suicide. Watch at: https://www.twitch.tv/actdottv/
During National Suicide Prevention Month, Gun Suicide Survivor Miami Knight shares her son's story with a 150+ staffers who's the largest gun violence prevention organization in America-and who's winning the fight. In a virtual speaking engagement with Everytown For Gun Safety.
“In the blink of an eye, my whole life changed.” My son, Ty-Key, wrote these lyrics—searching for the words to express the loss of his best friend, Keondrick, who was shot and killed. Ty-Key survived that shooting, but five years later, at age 22, he took his own life with a gun. Ty-Key was always doing things. He was a football player, rapper, and the cool guy on the block. He was smart, too—he even had the opportunity to skip a grade. People knew him. People loved him—they always had. I miss him every day. In response to my son’s suicide, I have dedicated my life to preventing gun suicide, and providing grief counseling to help others find healing, because I want other young people to know that they can find help and there is hope.
Miami Knight, Ty-Key’s mom and gun violence prevention advocate.
TWO Minutes for TOO Many
Join us on Tuesday, September 8, at 8:00 pm for a collective meditation with your fellow #GAMoms volunteers as we visualize a world without gun violence. For just two minutes, on your own.
All of us work hard to create this world, and this collective meditation will help us visualize it together!
By Congresswoman Lucy McBath, Julvonnia McDowell, Miami Knight, Nichole Villafane, Sharmaine Brown, and Stephanie Stone
The Gun Violence Memorial Project is a space of remembrance and healing for individuals impacted by gun violence. The memorial design features four houses built of 700 glass bricks, each house representing the average number of lives lost due to gun violence each week in America.
“1868” honors Ty-Key's love of music. By the age of 17 Ty-Key became a underground artist. He recorded nine songs and was featured in ten collaboration projects. This year for his 26th birthday on Sunday, February 23rd, I submitted the Mr. Slugg Mode “1868” album and microphone to the National Gun Violence Memorial Project at a collection site in Miami, Florida.
1868 represents the number of days he lived and battled the affects of city gun violence from December 17, 2011 through January 27, 2017 dying by gun suicide.
The exhibition of the Memorial will open at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. in April 2020.
Sunday, March 29, 2020 7PM
Free Online Training for Gun Violence Survivors
What you Will Learn:
*A Zoom Confirmation Link will be sent Prior to Training
We offer tools and techniques for navigating life following the death of a loved one; to also include the 43+ types of life-altering events one might experience that cause grief. Our program focuses on general grief, providing easy to read resources for the age appropriate griever(s) whose seeking support.
The Keys to Mastering Spiritual Healing
Come and enjoy an Energy Healing Circle led by Miami Knight Grief Educator, Trainer, and Energy Coach
MONTHLY: Every 3rd SUNDAY
Location: Private call ahead
To include light refreshments and training materials
There will be healing activities along with instructional teaching.
Miami is a Shamanic Practitioner and Reiki Master with a private healing practice supporting grievers on how-to grieve well.
Demonstration of energy healing through guided journeying to meet your ancestors, spirit guides, and loved ones to release prolonged grief.
Join us at our upcoming 2020 Goal and Vision Setting Workshop.
Youth, Teens and Adults are welcome. The workshop is designed to be engaging, fun and creative while you learn about self-empowerment, teamwork, leadership and goal setting.
The activity is to empower and give individuals a constant reminder of what they are working towards and help define their goals.
Refreshments will be served and
you are welcome to bring magazines or pictures that you would like to add to your vision board.
Free event open to public
RSVP Required -Ticket entry will serve as your registration
Moms Demand Action-DeKalb & Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown Survivors Network
Moments That Survive
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RSVP for Event Address
Lithonia, GA 30038
Saturday, February 1, 10:30 AM
Free Training for survivors in story sharing for GA Advocacy Day.
In honor of National Gun Violence Survivors Week on Sunday, February 2nd 1-3 PM
Please join us at the Survivors Day Gathering you can register by clicking the link
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