What is first aid for grief?
No one needs to be alone in their grief. That is why the Church of Sweden has collected thoughts and specific tips that make it a little easier for us as fellow human beings to be there for someone who is in mourning. Grief has no cure, but sharing can make the burden of grief more bearable. These tips are based on the many years of experience the Church of Sweden has in meeting and supporting those in mourning. Think of it as a type of first aid for that first period of mourning when someone suffers a loss. All grief is unique, and there are no absolute truths or instructions that can be applied. Perhaps that is also why so many people feel uncertain when coming face to face with another person’s grief. With these tips, the Church of Sweden hopes to help more people feel a little more certain and better prepared, so that no one is left alone with their grief.