Health Care
11:24 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Overdose Memory Map

Help us remember those we've lost to drug overdoses.

Overdoses are claiming more and more lives in our communities. We invite you to share memories of loved ones and friends you've lost to a drug overdose on this shared map. Just drop a pin on the place where the overdose happened or where your loved one lived (no street numbers, just street names, corners, places, etc.), add your loved one's name and date of death, and share a memory or two - a sentence, a word, a prayer, whatever you'd like.

To add your loved one, click on this link to the map, and follow the instructions below. We recommend opening the link in another browser window so that you can easily come back to these instructions.

Questions? Contact us. It might seem a bit confusing at first, but it's a pretty simple process. And if you're having trouble making it work, we'll do it for you! We just hope you'll participate in this collaborative experiment.

How to put your loved one on the Overdose Memory Map:

You can send us the information and we’ll pin it to the map for you. Send us the location (street name, corner, town, or place – like a park, etc. - no street numbers) where he or she died or last lived, his or her name, and the month and year of death. If you’d like to include a sentence or two about this person, we’d love to include that, too. Email us the information.

Or, you can follow these instructions to do it yourself:

  • Type in the street name, corner, or place (park, school, etc.) where the overdose occurred in the map search bar at the top. For privacy and safety, please don’t add a specific home address – i.e., no street numbers.
  • Click “add to map.” You should see a pin on the map at that address.
  • Click the pin that’s been added to the map where you specified. That will change the pin into a heart-shaped icon.
  • Click on the icon. A dialog box will open.
  • Click on the pencil, or “edit” icon in the lower right hand corner of that box.
  • Now you can enter details about the loved one you lost. In the top box, enter his or her name – as much of it as you can. Skip the second box. In the third box, enter a memory about your loved one to share with others - a word, a sentence, a prayer, whatever you'd like - as well as the month and year of his or her death.
  • Then click “save.”
  • You should see a heart-shaped icon or "pin" on the map. When people click on the pin, they'll see the details you've entered about your loved one.
  • If you’ve made a mistake, right click on the icon and click “delete.”
  • Questions? Contact us.

Overdose Memory Map

Note: To add a name to the map, click on the link above. The map you see above can't be edited on this page.