Healing After a Loss

For The Bereaved:

  • Express your feelings
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Keep yourself healthy
  • Be alert to your physical needs
  • Learn more about grief
  • Trust your ability to heal

For Those Who Care:

  • Be present and available
  • Be a good nonjudgmental listener
  • Be very patient
  • Let the person cry
  • Respect the pain of loss
  • Continue to provide support after the initial shock has worn off