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End of the Year Message from Ann

January 2022

Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters

In the final weeks of 2021, like most of us, I find myself reflecting on this past year. Honestly, I’m still processing the incredible growth and milestones the Brian Dagle Foundation has accomplished over the past twelve months. 

A Reminder for You, through the holidays…

December 2021

Ready or not, here they come. They’re here, the Holidays. For so many grieving, this is a painful time of year. The messages of the most wonderful time of year and good cheer are enough to bring us to tears.

Keep the Conversation Going

November 2021

Dear Family, Friends, and Supporters-

We’re grateful you are here, although for many of you, we’re sorry you’re here. Chances are you discovered us through your loss. And now, we are walking this journey together as we navigate the wilderness of grief and loss, searching for the roads of healing and hope. Perhaps you learned about the Brian Dagle Foundation from a suicide prevention training, or from an event.  We welcome you all to come along on this journey.

Better Together

October 2021

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As I’m writing this, Suicide Awareness Month is almost over. The good news is that currently the number of suicides during the past few years, overall has decreased.

The bad news is that certain categories such as race and ethnicity, have seen an increase in suicides. It’s also important to note that in 2019, there were nearly 2.5 times as many suicides (47,511) in the United States as there were homicides (19,141).

The Journey Continues – COVID Style

July 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters,

2020 is proving to be a year filled with challenges. We are being tested in ways none of us could’ve ever have imagined. It is a new decade for the world and for me! As I begin a new decade of my life, I find myself reflecting on the lessons learned and the challenges I’ve faced. Below some of my reflections, thoughts, and advice I would give to my younger self.

My Dear Ann,…

Good to See You Again!

June 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Good to see you again. The past three months have been filled with uncertainty, fear, and grief with concerns surrounding both our physical health and mental health. It is my sincere hope that you and your family have somehow managed to juggle all that was thrust upon you and today, you are safe and healthy, doing the best you possible can at this moment in time. 

We will be following the COVID-19 reopening guidelines of Connecticut as we open our doors again.

Alone Together Always

April 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I hope this message finds you and your family safe-doing the best you possibly can at this moment in time. As we pass an entire month of “sheltering in place”, I find my thoughts drifting to so many of you who have touched a special place in my heart. People who have lost a loved one and gave themselves permission to be vulnerable, sharing openly about their grief. I’m grateful to the many communities and schools that took a stand, made a difference, and started the conversation on suicide prevention and mental health.

A Message from Ann in Uncertain Times

March 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters,

In this world of uncertainty, we know one thing to that is constant in our lives. Change.
Currently, life and the news we hear is changing at a rapid pace. So much of what lies ahead is uncertain. Uncertainty brings fear and fear is a close friend to anxiety.

It is said that, “Life is 10% of what happens and 90% of how you react to it.” For many Americans struggling with mental health or simply living in today’s scary world, the 10% rule is easier said than done. You may find yourself increasingly anxious, angry, sad, helpless.

We Live by the Three H’s – Helping, Healing, and Hope

February 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters,

“How can I help?” I love that phrase.  I borrowed these words from the popular television show, New Amsterdam. Each time the profoundly warm hearted Dr. Max Goodwin met someone, he would ask, “How can I help?”
Four simple words we can all live by.  

Please take a moment to look through the recently updated website at and wonder, how can we help?

Saying Hello to a Year of Hope and Healing

January 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Welcome the the Brian Dagle Foundation. I’m glad you found us. 

Maybe you are here because someone in your life has died and you’re left wondering,”how do I survive”? Perhaps you want to support someone who is grieving and wondering what do I say?

Did your search bring you here because you or someone you care about is struggling with mental health or even thoughts or suicide?

Jingle All the Way!

December 2019

Dear Friends and Supporters,

It’s that time of year again when all the Elves, Grinches, and Santa’s will dressed in their holiday best, lacing up their sneakers to walk or run for a great cause-the Brian Dagle Foundation’s 6th Annual Niantic Jingle Bell 5K.  

Exciting news to share this year. Everyone is a winner! Every person who crosses the finish line receives our specially designed Niantic Jingle Bell 5K finisher medal! 

A Message of HOPE

November 2019

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all. — Emily Dickinson

Recently, I spoke about hope. It seems to be front and center in my life lately. On October 19, the Brian Dagle Foundation celebrated five years of “Anchored in Hope”. It was both a celebration and an opportunity to honor and thank all of the people who have given me hope.

Special Grief Support Events

September 2019

Dear Friends and Supporters,

The Brian Dagle Foundation — anchored in hope and empowered to support, is dedicated to the healing of grieving adults as well as community education on suicide prevention and awareness.

We are pleased to offer two workshops to support those who are grieving.
Understanding Your Grief and a Meditation Workshop. 

My How We’ve Grown!

August 2019

Dear Friends and Supporters,

The Brian Dagle Foundation is almost five years old. The official date stamp on the IRS Letter of Determination (501(c)3), is September 14, 2014.

My how we’ve grown! And, with growth comes change. The mission, although it remains the same, the words are now clear and heartfelt, “anchored in hope and empowered to support”.