Psychologist gives tips on how to help a loved one grieve loss during pandemic
For the past two years, so many people have had to deal with loss and mourning during the pandemic.
Dr. Colleen Cira tells News 12 there are better ways than others to help someone as they mourn.
Dr. Cira is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder and executive director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health.
“Just that show of support, love, solidarity, I am in this with you, you don't have to do this alone, the words are less important than the feeling that is expressed and that is, I care about you and I am going to do this with you,” said Dr. Cira.
"Not asking questions about how they died, what were the circumstances, their vaccination status, none of these things matter when someone is coming to you, talking to you about a loss. And the only appropriate response is ``I love you, I am here for you, how can I help, what can I do,” said Dr. Cira.
Dr. Cira says letting those grieving know that you are there for them always helps.