Grief Diaries: How to Help the Newly Bereaved

Grief Diaries How to Help The Newly Bereaved

When someone loses a loved one, what do you say? What can you do?

How to Help the Newly Bereaved is a powerful guidebook of suggestions and tips by 22 experts, the bereaved themselves, who share the support they found most and least helpful when they faced their own loss. Chock full of thoughtful insight and wise advice, How to Help the Newly Bereaved offers straight talk to increase your confidence and comfort around the bereaved and arm you with a toolbox of forget-me-nots and insight as you support someone during the most difficult time in their life.

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Editorial Reviews

BRILLIANT . . . How to Help the Newly Bereaved is a critically important collection of tips and suggestions written by the best of experts, the bereaved themselves. Who better to instruct family and friends on how to be helpful in the aftermath? Just brilliant.  — MARY LEE ROBINSON, Certified Grief Coach, Author, and Founder of Set an Extra Plate initiative

WONDERFUL . . . How to Help the Newly Bereaved is truly a guidebook that offers tools and tips to help those who are grieving. Many perspectives are shared and no two journeys are alike. A wonderful book. — Brenda L. Kleinsasser, author, past editor of CreakyJoints Poet’s Corner (& Artists too)

INVALUABLE . . . An authentic, raw and honest compilation of stories that provide firsthand insight and guidance to those wanting to support someone walking through grief. This is not merely a book of stories, though; it is an invaluable resource offering understanding and practical suggestions for walking alongside those you love who have experienced a loss. — Emily Barnhardt, award-winning writer, suicide prevention advocate

If you’ve ever wondered what to say or how to help someone who is newly bereaved, this book is for you. — Mary Potter Kenyon, author of Refined by Fire