Supporting Grief

How to help a grieving friend and know what to say to comfort them.

3 Types of Messages to Avoid When Talking with a Woman Who Has Had a Miscarriage

This article will show you not only what to avoid when talking with a woman who has had a miscarriage, but it will also show you the one type of message that is helpful. I began thinking about how to express sympathy for miscarriage several years ago when my friend miscarried. We were pregnant around …

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Sympathy for Suicide

If it sounds too difficult to express sympathy for suicide, you need to read this. I’ve been surprised to learn how many suicide survivors experience additional pain as a result of the reactions and comments of people around them. Offering comforting words of sympathy for a tragic loss doesn’t have to be overwhelming. I’ll share …

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What You Need to Know About the Grieving Process to Comfort the Bereaved

Grief is a normal and healthy way to respond to a loss. Understanding the grieving process will help you to provide support to a grieving friend or family member. Most people go through these stages along the journey of accepting a loss: Shock or disbelief Denial Bargaining Guilt Anger Depression Acceptance and hope Symptoms of …

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