Our community has experienced a tragic loss this week. Whether we knew the young man personally or not, the family’s pain resonates and connects to our own personal experience with grief and loss. We are challenged to attempt to explain the inexplicable impact of a sudden tragedy to our young people within our cultural limitations of not being very comfortable in addressing the topic of death. How can we become ‘better’ in our support and communication with those who are grieving while acknowledging this is a universal experience?
Here is an article that offers some helpful tips when you may struggle with what to do or say when supporting friends and loved ones.