What Can You Do to Help Someone Who is Grieving?

-Be present and available.


-Speak the name of the person who has died.

-Talk about the person who has died/share a fond memory.

-Allow person to grieve – don’t be afraid of their tears.

-Allow people to feel their pain. Walk with them, let them deal with their emotions in helpful and healing ways.

-Encourage people to take care of themselves…to eat good nourishing food, to rest, to exercise.

-Encourage them to talk with their clergy person, school counselor, or a trusted adult.

-Encourage them to listen to the wisdom within…to discover the healing power of the inner spirit.

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