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~~ ADULT GRIEF ~~

General Grief Information
~ Please Be Patient, I’m Grieving: How to Care for and Support the Grieving Heart by Gary Roe
~ The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last by Meryl Ain
~ Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive by Allison Gilbert
~ Threads of Hope: An Offering for Those Who Grieve by Beth Rotondo
~ In Lieu of Flowers: A Conversation for the Living by Nancy Howard Cobb
~ Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times by Rabbi David J. Wolpe
~ Courage to Grieve by Judy Tatelbaum
~ More Than Surviving by Kelly Osmont
~ The Wilderness of Grief by Alan Wolfelt
~ Don‘t Take My Grief Away: How to Walk Through Grief and Learn to Live Again by Doug Manning
~ When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner
~ Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman
~ Living When a Loved One Has Died by Earl Grollman
~ Living with Loss, Healing with Hope: A Jewish Perspective by Earl Grollman
~ The Good Grief Devotional: 52 Weeks Toward Hope by Pastor Brent D. Christianson
~ Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss by Ken Doka
~ Speaking In Tears: The Poetry In Grief by Grace Andren
~ It’s OK That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine

Spouses in Grief
~ Widowed by Dr. Joyce Brothers
~ Military Widow: A Survival Guide by Joanne Steen Wood
~ The Day My Husband Left by Nisha Leonard (single parent)
~ Reflections of a Grieving Spouse: The Unexpected Journey from Loss to Renewed Hope by H. Norman Wright
~ Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse by Gary Roe
~ Comfort for the Grieving Spouse’s Heart: Hope and Healing After Losing Your Partner by Gary Roe
~ Widowed Without Warning by Joanne Shortley-Lalonde
~ I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can: How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal by Linda Feinberg
Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief by Tom Zuba

Bereaved Adult Children
~ Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents by Allison Gilbert
~ When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults by Edward Myers
~ Never the Same: Coming  to Terms with the Death of a Parent by Donna Schuurman (loss of a parent as a young child)

Bereaved Adult Siblings
~ Letters to Sara: The Agony of Adult Sibling Loss by Anne McCurry
~An Empty Chair: Living in the Wake of a Sibling’s Suicide by Sara Swan Miller
~Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven? Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling by Michelle Linn-Gust

Survivors of Suicide
~ Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope by Albert Hsu  (father’s death)
~ After Suicide: A Ray of Hope for Those Left Behind by E. Betsy Ross (husband’s death)
**This is Survivable – When Someone You Love Completes Suicide by Sondra Sexton-Jones (husband’s death)
~ Before Their Time by Mary & Maureen Stimming (adult children’s experiences of parental suicide)
~ The Empty Chair–The Journey of Grief after Suicide by Beryl S. Glover (brother and daughter)
~ A Message of Hope by Pat Overley (son’s death by suicide)
~ Someone I Love Died by Suicide by Doreen Cammarata (helping children cope with a loved one’s death)
~ After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Loss by Bob Baugher, Ph.D. and Jack Jordan, Ph.D.
~ An Empty Chair: Living in the Wake of a Sibling’s Suicide by Sara Swan Miller
~ After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal by Margo Requarth (explaining suicide to children and teens)
~ After a Suicide Death by The Dougy Center (an Activity Book for Grieving Kids)
~ But I Didn’t Say Goodbye by Barbara Rubel (helping children and families after a suicide)

Survivors of Homicide
~Tragedy in Aurora: The Culture of Mass Shootings in America by Tom Diaz (the story of Lonnie and Sandy Phillip’s daughter, Jessica, who was one of twelve people killed in a movie theater. Visit their website Survivors Empowered. Lonnie and Sandy travel the country helping survivors and their families cope.

~~BEREAVED PARENTS~~

~ Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies by Alan Wolfelt
~ Farther Along: The Writings of Thirteen Bereaved Mothers by Carol Henderson
~ After the Chapters End: Preserving the Too-Short Life of Your Child by Susan T. Hessel
~ Sorrow’s Words: Writing Exercises to Heal Grief by Sheila Bender
~ Creating a New Normal… After the Death of a Child by Sandy Fox
~ I Have No Intention of Saying Goodbye by Sandy Fox

We Need Not Walk Alone – the national magazine of the Compassionate Friends has been described as “a support group in print” featuring articles by and for parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child in their family.

~ Children Die, Too by Joy and Marv Johnson
~ Dear Parents: Letters to Bereaved Parents by Joy Johnson
~ Recovering from the Loss of a Child by Katherine Donnelly
~ The Bereaved Parent by Harriett Sarnoff-Schiff
~ Roses in December by Marilyn Willett Heavilin (multiple deaths)
~ For Better or Worse by Maribeth Wilder Doerr (a handbook for couples whose child has died)
~ Single Parent Grief by Sherokee Ilse
~ Lessons by Susan Abbott (terminal illness death)
~ Remember Lee by Linda Musser (auto accident death)
~ Never Too Old for a Lullaby by Juanita White (death of an adult child)
~ Momma Mockingbird by Sauni Wood (death of an adult child)
~When There Are No Words: Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief by Charlie Walton (two sons/accident)
Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything by Lucy Hone, PhD

Pre-Natal Losses
~ Miscarriage by Centering Corporation
~ Miscarriage: A Man’s Book by Rick Wheat
~ All Seasons Pass by Martha Manning (grieving a miscarriage)
~ Ectopic Pregnancy Centering Corporation

Infant Death
~ Empty Cradle, Broken Heart by Deborah L. Davis (miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death)
~ Life Touches Life by Lorraine Ash (stillbirth)
~ A Guide for Fathers: When a Baby Dies by Tim Nelson
~ Healing Together by Marcie Lister and Sandra Lowell (for couples whose baby died)
~I Will Carry You by Angie Smith

Death of an Only Child or All Children
~ Alive Alone by Kay Bevington (booklet and newsletter)
~ Alive Alone (This is an excellent website)
~ First You Die: Learn to Live After The Death Of Your Child by Marie Levine
~ Parting Is Not Goodbye by Kelly Osmont (teen accident)

Grieving Dads
~ Grieving Dads to the Brink and Back by Kelly Farley
~ Grieving Dads website 
~When There Are No Words: Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief by Charlie Walton (two sons/accident)

Homicide
~ Tragedy in Aurora: The Culture of Mass Shootings in America by Tom Diaz (the story of Lonnie and Sandy Phillip’s daughter, Jessica, who was one of twelve people killed in a movie theater. Visit their website Survivors Empowered.
~ No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice After a Tragic Death by Janice Lord
~ Just Us: Overcoming and Understanding Homicidal Loss and Grief by Wanda Henry-Jenkins
~ What to Do When the Police Leave: A Guide to the First Days of Traumatic Loss by Bill Jenkins & Patricia Cornwell

Suicide
~ Artful Grief: A Diary of Healing by Sharon Strouse (teen daughter suicide)
~ The Empty Chair–The Journey Of Grief After Suicide by Beryl S. Glover (son and brother suicides)
~ His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina by Danielle Steel (her son’s death by suicide)
~ A Message of Hope by Pat Overley (son’s death by suicide)
~ Leaving the Hall Light On, A Mother’s Memoir of Living with Her Son’s Bipolar Disorder and Surviving His Suicide by Madeline Sharples
~ Real Men Do Cry by Eric Hipple (A Quarterback’s Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss) (son’s suicide)
~ Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Loss of a Child to Suicide or Drugs by William Feigelman, John Jordan, John McIntosh, and Beverly Feigelman
The Reason – Hope and Help for Those Who Grieve by Sally Grablick (son’s suicide)
~ Once the Storm is Over: From Grieving to Healing After the Suicide of My Daughter by Nina Bingham
~ My Uncle Keith Died by Carol Loehr (offers hope and practical ways to explain suicide to children)

Grandparent’s Grief
~ For Bereaved Grandparents by Margaret Gerner
~ When a Grandchild Dies by Nadine Galinsky
~ Grieving Grandparents by Sherokee Ilse and Lori Leininger (after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death)

~~GRIEVING CHILDREN~~

Explaining Death to Children
~ Tell Me, Papa by Joy & Marv Johnson ages 3-8 (explaining death & funerals)
~ Lean on Me Gently by Doug Manning
~ Helping Children Cope with Grief by Alan Wolfelt
~ How Do We Tell the Children? Fourth Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide for Helping Children and Teens Cope When Someone Dies by Dan Schaefer
~ Grief Comes to Class – An Educator’s Guide by Majel Gliko-Braden
~ Sibling Grief by Marcia Scherago (a parent’s guide for all age groups)
~ Someone I Love Died By Suicide by Doreen Cammarata (helping children cope with a loved one’s death)
This newly revised edition of the book is designed for adult caregivers to read to surviving youngsters following a suicidal death. The story allows individuals an opportunity to recognize normal grieving symptoms and to identify various interventions to promote healthy ways of coping with the death of a special person. Although the language used in the book is simple enough to be read along with children and ultimately stimulating family discussion, it can be beneficial to all who have been tragically devastated by suicide. It is recommended for this book to be utilized in conjunction with therapy.

Books for Children
~ Sibling Grief – After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death (grief experienced by surviving brothers and sisters)
~ Thank You for Coming to Say Goodbye by Roberts & Johnson age 6-12 (death & funerals)
~ Timothy Duck by Lynn Blackburn age 6-10 (death of a friend)
~ Learning to Say Goodbye: When a Parent Dies by Edna LeShan ages 8+
~ Secret Places: The Story of a Child’s Adventure with Grief by James Campbell age 7-10 (father’s death)
~ I Heard Your Mommy Died by Mark Scrivani ages 3-7
~ I Heard Your Daddy Died by Mark Scrivani ages 3-7
~ The Empty Place by Roberta Tremes ages 5-10 (death of a sibling)
~ No New Baby by Centering Corporation (for young children whose mommy miscarries)
~ Am I Still a Sister? by Allie Sims ages 6+
~ Grandpa’s Berries by Julie Dickerson ages 7-10
~ Green Mittens for Grandma by Bernice Hanks ages 5-9
~ A Child Remembers by Enid S. Traisman ages 8-12 (journal for children)
~ After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal by Margo Requarth (explaining suicide to children and teens)

For Teens
~ How It Feels When a Parent Dies by Jill Krementz (ages 7-17)
~ Facing Change by Donna O’Toole
~ When a Friend Dies by Marilyn Gootman
~ Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers by Earl Grollman
~ When Death Walks In by Mark Scrivani
~ Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins by Enid Traisman (journal for teens)

Explaining Suicide to Children and Teens
~ The Last Teenage Suicide by Norman Geller (suicide death of a friend)
~ A Teenager’s Book About Suicide by Earl Grollman
~ After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal by Margo Requarth (explaining suicide to children and teens)
~ After a Suicide Death by The Dougy Center (an Activity Book for Grieving Kids)
~ But I Didn’t Say Goodbye by Barbara Rubel (helping children and families after a suicide)
~ Someone I Love Died By Suicide by Doreen Cammarata (helping children cope with a loved one’s death)

~~MISCELLANEOUS~~

~ When Your Friend Gets Cancer by Amy Harwell
~ When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer’s by Earl Grollman
~ Caretakers – The Forgotten People by Maita Floyd
~ What to Do When the Police Leave: A Guide to the First Days of Traumatic Loss by Bill Jenkins
~ How to Support Someone Who is Grieving
~ I Don’t Know How to Help Them by Linda Maurer (how to help bereaved parents)
~ Ask Me…30 Things I Want You to Know by Nan Zastrow (how to be a friend to a survivor of suicide)
~ Stepping Through the Awkwardness by Marilyn Gryte
~ How Can I Help by Martha Wegner-Hay (helping parents whose baby died before birth)

Good Grief Series by Gary Roe
~ Book 1 Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons
~ Book 2 Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse
~ Book 3 Please Be Patient, I’m Grieving: How to Care For and Support the Grieving Heart
~ Book 4 Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child
~ Book 5 Teen Grief: Caring for the Grieving Teenage Heart
~ Book 6 Comfort for Grieving Hearts: Hope and Encouragement for Times of Loss

Suicide Prevention
~ Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention by Earl Grollman
~ Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide: Or Even Starts Talking About It by Earl Grollman

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