Dealing With Grief — More Thoughts on Grief

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.

See related topics:

Good Grief
Stages of Grief
Your Grief
Helping Others
Death of an Infant
Death of a Child
Accidental Death
Terminal Illness
Supporting Children
Death of a Spouse
Death of an Elderly Spouse
Suicide