My Point of Heu
How to embrace, and support, someone during Thier time of grief
So this has been weighing on my mind lately... When a friend, acquaintance, family member or even a loved one is going through a challenging time, a time of grief or loss, or is just dealing with a lot. How about a 'how to' and a 'what not to do guide'? I am not a therapist and I didn't study psychology, but I did study Communication and have a Master's Degree in Communication as well. So here are just a few words to share in case anyone has this issue to deal with in the future, from My Point of Heu of course.
After my mom passed away last Spring, I didn't post anything on social media and I only told my close friends about it. Honestly for the first 24 hours I couldn't even talk, it was a really challenging time for an only child to a single parent to cope with that type of grief and loss.
Anyhow, i can recall all the interactions that took place in the months thereafter and how it made me feel. Even now, 6 months after my mastectomy, you might say there is a period of loss or a minor time of grief in that case as well... And you either feel supported or you don't. So here's my insight and how to best help those who are coping during a challenging time.
What To DO:
What Not To DO: