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How to Support Someone Who is Grieving
When someone you love is grieving it’s hard to watch, it’s normal to want to fix their problems and cheer them up. But that’s not always possible, sometimes their pain is too deep and their problems are too big to be fixed with “everything happens for a reason” or “don’t be sad, they wouldn’t want you to be sad”. So what are you supposed to do?
What if I told you that it’s even easier than you think? You don’t even have to say anything. Just be with them in that moment, with grief and all.
Check out How do you help a grieving friend?, a short animated video to learn more.
Also check out the Refugee in Grief website for more helpful info. It has resources for people who are currently grieving as well as people who are supporting a grieving person.
Kathryn is a recent MSW graduate currently trying to #adult. She is a former mindyourmind staff and continues to work in the youth & community development sectors. In her spare time, she is a proud plant parent, home chef and avid volunteer.
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