Be There: Grief is not a problem to be solved, but a process to be experienced.
Be Sensitive: Learn to allow the pain rather than to remove it.
Be Human: Allow expression of feelings – guilt, anger, sorrow, depression – without judgment.
Be Ready: Listen attentively when the story is told again and again.
Be Patient: The process of mourning takes time.
When a person is grieving and we do not know the right thing to say or do,
we may end up doing nothing. The following are some specific suggestions
to consider when helping a grieving person.