Helping Someone Else Grieve
If someone close is grieving, you can help.
- Show empathy. Try to understand what they are feeling. It's okay to say you care, but are uncertain about how to help and what to say.
- Accept. Encourage them to talk about their feelings. Listen without judging or trying to change them. Let them know they're not alone.
- Share information about grief and the tasks of mourning.
- Maintain the connection. Grieving takes a long time, and support is needed throughout the process.