The holidays are upon us! Many of us describe this season as the “most wonderful time of the year.” Unfortunately this doesn’t hold true for everyone. For those who have lost a loved one during these months or this year, the holidays may become a time of mourning and grief. As a friend or family member of one of these individuals, we often begin to ask ourselves:
» How can I help a friend/family member through this holiday season?
» What modern means of therapy would be acceptable to someone grieving?
» What should I say or not say?
» How can I help a family with young children?
» Should a person experiencing heavy grief remain active and involved during this time of year?
Ryan Helfenbein is a columnist for Outlook by the Bay magazine. In his upcoming educational presentation, he'll touch on the frequently asked questions regarding the topic of helping a family cope with the holiday season. Come and enjoy some refreshments with us while we discuss a topic that will educate all and provide assistance in becoming a better friend to someone experiencing grief.
Ask your most difficult questions or send them ahead to: