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Helping loved ones in hard times

It can be hard to know what to do or say when someone you love is struggling. But there’s no one right way to show you care, and sometimes the simplest gestures are the most meaningful. #OptionBThere is about letting your loved ones know you’re there to support them whenever life feels hard.

3 Three steps to #OptionBThere

1

Reach out. Even if you don’t have the perfect words, saying something is better than saying nothing at all.

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2

Ask your loved one what they need. Everyone deals with challenges differently.

Learn about treating others as they want to be treated

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3

Be there on the hardest days. Take note of holidays and other occasions that may be particularly tough.

Help your loved ones plan for hard days

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Supporting loved ones when it matters most

Global events and special occasions may make grief, illness, and other life challenges feel even more overwhelming. Crises like the COVID-19 pandemic are difficult for everyone, but they can be devastating for people who are already struggling. And holidays that are happy for many people, such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, can also be a reminder of pain and loss. Here are some ways you can help your loved one navigate especially hard moments.

Caring for yourself and others during COVID-19

#OptionBThere for the holidays

#OptionBThere for Father’s Day

#OptionBThere for Mother’s Day