A girl I know died, and I don't know what to do
Dear Sad Helper,
What a tragedy for the girl’s family and your community. Her death will probably leave a permanent mark on her family members and closest friends. It will make some think long and hard about their own lives, and it will leave others feeling very heavy-hearted.
Everyone has different ways of grieving. Your classmates who feel terrible are allowed to, while the kids who didn’t know her so well shouldn’t feel guilty about having fun in the hallways between classes. Don’t avoid the saddest kids—include them in conversations. Then, in a quiet moment, you might say, “You must really miss her.”
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