Grief is hard any time of year, but the holidays can feel particularly brutal. Grieving people would love your help and support this holiday season. Here are some ways you might help.
If you’re grieving and you’d like some help educating friends and family on the best ways to support you, this list is for you too:
For a deeper understanding of grief and to learn how to truly support people in pain (and take better care of yourself), read my first book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK – available wherever you buy books.
Read this book to gain a deeper understanding of what your grieving person is experiencing (emotionally, mentally, and physically), why our standard ideas about grief and supporting it aren’t accurate or useful, learn how to truly help others, and how to take better care of yourself.
Remember: There is no right or wrong way to do the holiday season. It’s important to reach out & connect. It’s OK to be feel awkward. You don’t need to be perfect, just present.
Looking for gift ideas for your grieving person? We’ve got you. Check out our Grievers’ Gift Guide.
Be sure to share this post, friends. Helping people get better at supporting others requires a community effort. Most people want to help, they just aren’t sure how. By sharing this post (and others from the RIG archives), we help everyone get better at delivering the love and support they intend.