For Friends, Family, & Community

For Friends and Family of the Bereaved

If you know someone who is struggling with a loss, whether they are your family, friend, or just a fellow member of your community, there is so much you can do to show support and strength.  This section will provide numerous options for those around the bereaved to make sure they aren’t alone in their pain.

  1. On a yahrzeit and/or birthday: Let the family know you are thinking of them..this can make a big impact on these very difficult days.  Send a note (card, email, text) on the yahrzeit telling the family you are thinking of them and remembering their child.
  2. Share memories you have of their child
  3. Engage in an act of kindness on that day and share your experiences with the family
  4. If the family initiates a project in memory of their child, be extremely responsive and do not make them ask multiple times for community involvement.

Have you or your community shown support and strength for a member or friend? Please share with us what you did in the comments below so we can inspire others to follow suit!

Links to other pages in the “Ways To Remember” section:

Ways to Remember

Remembering Everyday

Annual Days of Remembrance Birthdays/Yahrzeits/Holidays

During the First Year

Friends, Family, and Community of the Bereaved 

Examples of Memorial Projects

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