MedCircle Original Series

Grief: How to Best Support a Loved One Through Loss

“After a major loss, such as the death of a spouse or child, up to a third of the people most directly affected will suffer detrimental effects on their physical or mental health, or both.” Source: NCBI

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Series Overview

This Is Your Role as a Supporter to Someone Grieving 6 Min

In our first session, Dr. Judy explains exactly what your role is as a supporter to someone in the midst of grief. She also gives key insight on what the ideal supporter looks like.

What NOT to Do When Supporting Someone Through Grief 8 Min

Equally as important as understanding how to help someone through grief is knowing what NOT to do during their grieving process. In this session, Dr. Judy walks you through just that.

How to Spot the Signs of Depression vs Grief (Without Isolating Your Loved One) 7 Min

But where does support actually begin? Support starts with recognizing that your friend or loved one needs help in the first place. In this session, Dr. Judy sheds light on how you can easily recognize those signs without putting off or isolating your loved one - and what next steps to take if they need help and are not improving.

9 Support Strategies for Helping Your Loved One Through Grief (Short + Long-Term) 15 Min

In this session, Dr. Judy lays out nine easy-to-follow strategies for ensuring your loved one maintains their mental health during the grieving process. She even details how you can be the best supporter possible in the long-term - long after the grief-inducing event has passed.

How to Convince a Loved One to Seek Professional Help (Signs + Strategies) 9 Min

While grief is a universal process, depression certainly is not. So it’s crucial to spot the signs that your loved one’s grieving process is turning into clinical depression, and what to do if that happens. Dr. Judy shares the signs, strategies, and resources you need to know in this session.

How to Avoid Supporter Burnout (Short + Long-Term) 10 Min

There’s no denying that caring for a loved one is difficult - especially when grief has taken an emotional toll on that loved one. In our final session, Dr. Judy shares key tips on how to avoid supporter burnout in both the short- and long-term. She ends the series with some final thoughts on how to be the most effective supporter possible to someone grieving.


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About the Series

Have you ever offered your support to a friend suffering through a loss? This type of outreach is complicated and extremely delicate. Whether you’re helping someone through the loss of a loved one, a job, a career, a pet, or something else, knowing whether you’re providing the most effective support possible is tough. Triple Board Certified psychologist, Dr. Judy Ho, will share insight on you can become a better supporter.

This series is your crash course on how to put your best foot forward when supporting someone through the grieving process, even if you’re not personally impacted by that loss.

Who is this series for?

This is a series designed specifically for supporters of those who are dealing with loss and grief. If you want to become a better supporter and help you loved one process a significant loss, this is the series for you.

“My wife and I suffered a tremendous loss and I couldn’t bare seeing my wife so helpless. I didn’t know how to talk to her or what to do for her. Dr. Judy’s advice really helped me start to rebuild our connection and help my wife and honestly, myself, through this difficult time. So I wanted to say thank you for that.”
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In this series, you’ll discover:

  • What to do (and not do) when supporting someone through their grief
  • Effective and easy strategies to become a better supporter
  • How to talk to your loved one about seeking professional help
  • How to take care of yourself while you support a loved one with their loss

“So much of processing grief is knowing you are not alone and having a community.”

Triple Board Certified Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychologist, Ph.D.


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You can get free access to all 6 segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.