Helping the Grieving Person
A grieiving person needs emotional support. The wrong words can be detrimental and counter productive to the person. Below is a story about what to say and not say.
Gloria Horsley of the Huffington Post lists many things to say and not say to a grieving person in her article, “What to Say (and Not to Say) to a Grieving Person”
I was scheduled to be a guest on an early morning radio broadcast from Bakersfield, California. I am a family therapist, bereaved parent and president of Open To Hope, the world’s largest internet site with a mission of helping people find hope after loss. Grief and recovery is a topic the media avoid, and I am happy that they will not broach the topic. Theresa, the person who called me to book the show, has given me the topic. It’s what to say and what not to say to people who have had a loss. My spot is pre-recorded and three minutes long.
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