What to Say, What Not to Say

If the time has not come yet for you, it likely will. You will be a family member or friend of someone whose child, or other loved one, has died. It is difficult to find words. We struggle with our own emotions and shock and grief, yet we know they are experiencing an unfathomable ache. Too often it is tempting to hold back and say nothing, for fear that what we try to express will come out wrong or not be helpful. It is a real concern.

As part of our effort at Buzzy’s Bees to provide resources for those who grieve and those who care for them, we share guidance provided by the Dougy Center, “What to Say, What Not to Say,” in helpful graphic form.