Helping Those Who Grieve

It can be difficult to know how to respond to someone after they experience the loss of a loved one. Most people have the best of intentions, but some attempts at support can actually be more hurtful than helpful. There are no perfect words or a magic wand that will “fix” the situation because grief does not need to be fixed; rather, it must be experienced. It is forever a part of those impacted by loss, and as helpers, we can be a meaningful presence in the lives of those who grieve. The following resources provide insight into how to help.