When someone you know passes away, your first instinct is to offer help and support to those affected. It can be hard to know what to say or do.
It's okay to feel this way.
It's natural to feel awkward or uncomfortable. You may have questions or question yourself: what do I wear? Should I bring my children? What should I say to my friends or to the family of the deceased? When should I visit?
We hope to provide you with some guidance, below, as you consider how you can support those who are grieving — and be kind to yourself in the process.