How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving

When someone you care about loses a loved one, it's hard to know what to say and do. To help you support a grieving colleague, friend or family member, LegacyConnect offers advice from grief, condolence and etiquette experts. Click on the links below to learn more about grief, what you can say and do after a death, how to help a bereaved child and more.

Understanding Grief
The Purpose of Grief and Mourning
Myths About Grief
Why Won’t Anyone Let Me Feel Sad?
People Want to Be Helpful, But...

What to Say
How to Write a Condolence Note, What Not to Say and More

How to Help
Helping Your Bereaved Friend
4 Ways to Help a Friend Deal with Grief
Stand By Their Side
Small Investment Pays Big Dividends
Simple Things Make a Difference
The Gift of Listening
Seven Ways to Listen Better
Don't Ask Someone Who Is Grieving to Take the Initiative
5 Ways to Help a Grieving Friend Re-Establish Routines
Leaving a Message
What’s Appropriate to Share?
Creating a Caring Space through Prayer
The Importance of Empathy
The Importance of Acknowledging Anniversaries

Funerals, Flowers, Memorial Donations
Sending Flowers
Memorial Contributions
How to Make Memorial Donations
Condolences from the Group
What is a Memorial Service?
Memorial Service Etiquette
Visitation Etiquette
Giving a Eulogy
Star Eulogies
When Attending a Funeral, Preparation Is Key
When Not to Attend a Funeral

What to Do in Specific Situations
Grief in the Workplace: An Outline for Helping
When Loss Hits the Workplace
What to Do When an Acquaintance Dies
Supporting the Bereaved After a Suicide
Youth Suicide: What You Can Say and Do to Help the Survivors
When a Baby Dies
How to Be Supportive After a Miscarriage
Grieving Loss During the Holidays

Helping a Grieving Child or Teen
How Can We Respond to the Grief of Children?
Helping Children Through Grief
Helping a Child Deal with Loss
Writing a Condolence Note to a Grieving Child or Adolescent
The Grieving Teen
Military Kids: Responding to their Grief

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