Nov 28, 2017
This episode is all about what to do when a friend is grieving. It can be hard to hear sad news or see a friend for the first time since a tragedy. Often, it can be hard to know what to do, what to say or how to handle the situation. We feel uncomfortable being moved to tears around these friends, but throughout this episode we discover that often, a genuine response can be the most powerful form of support.
If you can’t find the words to speak, write them. Sending a card to a friend gives them a tangible reminder that they aren’t alone in their struggle. The act of going above and beyond a quick text or email can be a really powerful thing.
Set up a meal train, collect financial donations, group gifts, offer to go along on therapy sessions or appointments. And if you don’t know, simply ask them, and ask them more than once. No one knows exactly how to navigate the process, and your friend may be going through a range of emotions on any given day, so their needs are always changing. Grief is a terrible burden to bear, but with a strong support system, healing will come.