How to Comfort a Grieving Teen – Bridget Park
Bridget Park is a high school senior from Reno, Nevada. Inspired by the tragic loss of her brother, Bridget wrote her debut memoir at the age of 15 in the hopes that her story would encourage others to find healthy ways of grieving. In this talk, Bridget shares her insight on how to comfort a grieving teen.
In the video Bridget talks about the loss of her brother, who committed suicide when she was 12. After her brother's suicide, Bridget explains that people would say things, such as “I’m sorry”, “He was selfish” and “This will make you a stronger and better person”. Bridget explains that hearing these things made her feel worse rather than comforted, and goes on to give ideas of what people could say and do instead, these include, giving the person a hug, telling them that they are always there for them or asking what they are doing at the weekend.
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