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You’ll Be Okay: Godspeed Caregivers Comfort Today’s Family Caregivers

In September, a very smart man named Dan Savage started a campaign called “It Gets Better.” Savage wanted to show young gay and lesbian individuals that life will get better for them. Through the project, gays and lesbians create videos to tell the young generation that it does better, that they will be okay.

What a great idea, I thought, I think I’ll borrow it.

So, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month (November), I’m asking all former family caregivers (Godspeed Caregivers) to record a video for today’s family caregivers which shares the simple message: I’m okay and you will be, too.

If you are a former family caregiver and would like to share a video, simply upload a video to YouTube and then send me an email with the link. Your video should be under 15 minutes in length and include details of your story, what you learned because of your caregiving experience and why you’re okay now. Title your video “You’ll Be Okay: Your Name, Your City” (for example, my video is called “You’ll Be Okay: Denise Brown, Chicago”). We’ll share these videos on our YouTube channel as well as here, on

I’ve recorded a video, which you can watch, below.



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About Denise

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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  1. Denise,
    This is beautiful and brilliant; so helpful and healing! What a fantastic idea! I am going to develop a video and contribute to this wonderful initiative. Can’t wait to see what others have to share. Thanks for your love and leadership!

  2. Great piece of content, I hope this makes it to all who should see it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Denise, that was a wonderful video. I applaud your courage and resilience.

  4. Denise,
    I admit, sometimes I feel like the work and stress never ends. The thought of what “ending” means immediately follows. It’s hard. I appreciate your sharing this. I love this site and all of the material and resources that you have shared.

  5. Denise,
    Thank you for all these wonderful insights. To remember each point you talked about, and that we WILL be okay is very comforting. Thank you!

  6. Thanks Denise!!
    Was awesome to take a few minutes out of the day and listen to a friend here! :) So glad things are looking up for you! :) Sometimes things can be so hard….. but we have to keep going! If we give up to soon, we might miss our greatest blessing!! I plan on writing you a e-mail soon!! Have a few questions for you to ponder for me! :) Hope you have a blessed day! ((HUGS))

  7. Denise –

    This is such a wonderful idea and I love the inspiration for it. I will be doing a video about my experience and providing it to you in the next few days. Thanks again for this terrific idea.


  8. That was just so lovely and authentic. Thank you so.


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