How do you help a grieving friend?

Have you ever seen someone you love – or just someone you know – upset about something and tried to cheer them up? Help them look on the bright side? Remind them of what they still have going for them? Of course you have. We all have. It feels like the most natural thing to do. But have you ever wondered why doing that natural thing doesn’t seem to make those people genuinely feel better or make you feel like you’ve actually helped them? There must be a better way, right? It turns out that there is, and it’s a little counterintuitive, but it truly works…

Check out this wonderful animation created by Astha Shrestha and Megan Devine and learn how we can effectively help each other deal with the pain of loss.

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