How do we help others in their grief?
Give the gift of understanding.
Don't offer advice. Don't tell them what to do. Just be fully present with them. Just like we taught you to be. Don't tell them how they should be feeling or how to "behave." Just give them permission to feel whatever they need to feel and to express it. All feelings are accepted and appropriate. Validate them. Reassure them that their grief will not last forever even though it feels like it will.
Tell them, "You're not crazy at all, it's the grief."
"Grief is a temporary state.
You're going to be okay once you work through this."
Let them know you're there for them
and say your prayers for them.
This too shall pass...