Losing someone 5 years ago and a week ago

Hi i know someone who lost his dad 5 years ago and his brother over a week ago and he cant cope and im worried about him i just want to help and i just need help to help him

Hi Leah J,

I’m sorry to hear that your friend lost his dad and brother. It’s very kind of you to reach out and look for ways to help him.

There are a couple of articles in our information pages that may be helpful:

Coping with bereavement

How long does grief last

Coping with grief: what got me through (booklet)

Don’t underestimate the power of just being there for someone. You don’t always need to be doing something to help and often being a listening ear can make a difference. I’m sure other members of this community will also have other suggestions.

Your friend would also be welcome to join this community and perhaps register for our free online counselling service, if he felt some additional support would be helpful.

Take care and let us know if there’s anything we can do.

Best wishes,

Thank you so much

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