How Can I Help?
April 24, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Based on her best-selling book of the same title, Sherrie Dunlevy shares tips and suggestions that best help support a grieving friend. We all know someone who’s lost a loved one, or is going through a divorce, or has been diagnosed with cancer. But how many of us know what to do or say that can really help them?
Sherrie says, “After losing our son Brandon, my husband and I also lost some of our closest friends. I want to make sure people have the information they need, so they can comfortably support a grieving friend and strengthen those bonds of friendship, not destroy them.”
By sharing her personal journey of losing her son and consequently losing close friendships, Sherrie talks about transforming that pain into a tool to help others. Her mission now, is to help others support those they love and care about in ways that are comfortable and that help in the healing process.
Topics will include:
- Three reasons why people don’t show up in crisis
- Specific actions you can take that show you care
- What to say and to avoid saying to someone suffering from loss
- The two most important things you can do to support a loved one
Sherrie is the founder of the Graduating Grief Academy and host of the Graduating Grief podcast. She is a former radio talk show host, recovering TV news anchor, wife and mom.
Register to attend in-person or by Zoom (link will be provided).
Academic Resource Center Library
2nd Floor / Wheeling Campus B&O Building
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