Losing somebody is never easy. But it can be especially hard when isolated. Here are some healthy ways to grieve and talk with loved ones about their loss.
10 Things that are okay to say to someone who is grieving
Read this guide for pointers on talking to someone who just lost a loved one.
Apart of Me
With the help of a guide, children and adults can play this game to help them cope with the loss of a loved one.
Healing After Death
Listen to guided meditations on navigating and coping with the loss of a loved one.
Dealing With Loss (VA)
This guide from the Veterans Affairs office can help you deal with the loss of a loved one.
Here are some highlights from the resource:
- Talk with those who bring comfort when you feel up to it.
- Reach out to those who have been through similar situations.
- Change your thinking. For example, if you think, "It should have been me," try instead to think, "All I can do now is live the present moment as it is," or, "That choice belongs to a higher power."
- Focus on making meaning or gaining a broader view. You could pay tribute to the person you lost by honoring them somehow. Or, you could try to connect with your religion or spirituality.