Over the past few weeks, we have discussed how individuals can remain present with themselves, recognize their thoughts and feelings, and process those feelings without judgment. When it comes to supporting others who are grieving, our society falls short. We are taught to search for the silver lining. The temptation to fix other’s problems, without bearing witness to their pain, leaves grievers feeling alone. It is hard to sit with others who are in pain, especially when that person is someone we care deeply about. You may not know what to say or what to do and that’s ok.
Acknowledgement can be the best medicine we have. It makes things better even when they can’t be made right. “- Megan Devine, Refuge In Grief.
Click here to watch the video on how to support a grieving friend.
Until next week,
Director of Community Development & Grief Services