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.