How To Support A Loved One Diagnosed With A Terminal Illness?
Updated: Oct 1
When someone you care about has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, it's important to offer them support, empathy, and comfort. Here are some things you can say:
1. "I'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I'm here for you, and I'll support you through this."
2. "You don't have to go through this alone. We'll face it together, and I'll be here every step of the way."
3. "I can't imagine what you're going through, but I'm here to listen whenever you want to talk. Your feelings are valid."
4. "Please let me know how I can help you during this time. Whether it's running errands, spending time together, or just being a shoulder to lean on."
5. "It's okay to feel a mix of emotions right now, and I'm here to support you no matter what you're feeling."
6. "If there's anything you'd like to do or experience, please share it with me. Let's make the most of the time we have."
7. "I love you, and I cherish the moments we've had together. Your presence has brought so much joy into my life."
Remember, it's important to be sensitive and understanding, and also to respect their wishes regarding how they want to navigate their illness and share information with others.
Everyone copes differently, so offering your support in a compassionate way is key.
We offer mental health services and medical social work to assist you and your loved one with long term planning, community resources and end of life support.