August 30, is National Grief Awareness Day. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about how others cope with grief, how you can help others cope, and ways to raise awareness and end the stigmas many people have about those that are grieving.
Some of the hardest people to talk about death to are children. It can be a sensitive topic as you’re unsure of exactly what information you should tell them, and more so how to explain it. To help make this difficult conversation easier, we’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts for when you’re telling a child someone has died.
It may sound cliché and be used far too often in the death care industry but it’s true, the loss of a loved one is never easy. Regardless of if the person went quickly and unexpectedly or had long been suffering and finally left, the pain is not different. It’s there. And it sucks. Dealing with grief is something that is never easy but eventually subsides when you learn how to cope with a loss.