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8 Ways You Can Support Someone Grieving During the Coronavirus Crisis

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Talk to them regularly

One of the most important things that you have to do when someone is grieving is to call them regularly because they need your support. It is essential to make them feel safe and let them know that you are there for them and understand what they are going through.

“Think of ways to continue to provide and receive support during this challenging time,” Cowan said. “Use technology to your advantage and arrange Skype or FaceTime calls with friends who are struggling,” she said.

“People in grief probably need more than a text when they’re checking in on you,” he said. “We need some face-to-face time,” said Kessler.

“Paying respects in the age of quarantine feels awkward… and yet is it so very necessary,” said Amy DeGurian, a grief expert and a lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. “Grievers do not need us any less, in fact, they need it more and it is paramount that they have the support and a connection with others.”

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