NEEDED:  A strong, deep person wise enough to allow me to grieve in the depth of who I am, and strong enough to hear my pain without turning away.  Someone that is interested in helping someone who is grieving.

I need someone who believes that the sun will rise again, but who does not fear my darkness.  Someone who can point out the rocks in my way without making me a child by carrying me.  Someone who can stand in thunder and watch the lightning and believe in the rainbow.  Fr. Joe Mahoney, Concerns of Police Surviviors Newsletter 

Are you_____?  Fill in the blank:

  • Sensitive
  • Loving
  • Good Listener
  • Caring
  • Present in the Moment
  • Non-Judgmental
  • Comforting
  • Empathetic
  • Supportive

We need you. These are the characteristics of those who support the bereaved.