10 ways to help Black males cope with grief and loss

1.) Be present 

2.) Tell them it’s ok to not be ok and that this is not a negative reflection of their masculinity 

3.) Validate emotional expression 

4.) Encourage vulnerability 

5.) Connect to sources of long term support  

6.) Check in regularly don’t let them only hear from you one time 

7.) Dig deeper past the “I’m fine” or “I’m ok” 

8.) Acknowledge the meaningfulness of the relationship that was lost 

9.) Affirm their strength and resiliency 

10.) Constantly let them know you care 

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