More Thoughts on Grief
Other Considerations About Supporting the Bereaved
Each death is unique. Here are some thoughts about how you can be even more helpful to bereaved families in special situations.
- People who are developmentally challenged, or mentally retarded, feel grief as intensely as other family members. Don’t overlook their needs.
- Grief can affect performance in the workplace. Employers need to be especially sensitive to a grieving employees needs.
- Mother’s Day. Father’s Day. Christmas. A birthday. An anniversary. Acknowledging the deceased on important days is not morbid or unnatural. Go ahead and share your memory with a grieving family member. The loved one is already on their mind. Let them know it’s OK to not feel OK.
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