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Additional Grief Resources


Note: For additional grief resources beyond the scope of what is found here, contact your local Selected Independent Funeral Home by using our Member Locator.

Web Resources

Grief Connect: The Center for Bereavement Education
Since 1991, GriefConnect, Inc. has been helping caregiving professionals connect with people in grief through continuing education seminars, program design consultation, and printed materials.

HelloGrief.org
Comfort Zone Camp, Inc. developed HelloGrief.org to start a discussion about the impact of loss, and how to help grieving persons cope; as well as build a community of support for those living with grief.

General Books on Grief

Even though many grieving people lack the concentration for extended reading, you might find these books to be helpful:

  • The Other Side of Sadness by George Bonanno
  • How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies by Therese Rando
  • Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions About Grief and Loss by Harold Ivan Smith
  • A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser

Books For Spouses Who Grieve

  • Widowed by Dr. Joyce Brothers
  • A Handbook for Widowers by Ed Ames
  • Widow to Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life by Genevieve D. Ginsburg
  • I'm Grieving as Fast as I Can: How Young Widows and Widowers Cope and Heal by Linda Feinberg
  • Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing by Tom Golden
  • The Tender Scar: Life after the Death of a Spouse by Richard Mabry

Books For Parents Who Grieve

  • How to Survive the Loss of a Child by Catherine Sanders
  • The Grieving Garden: Living with the Death of a Child by Suzanne Redfern and Susan K. Gilbert
  • Life after the Death of My Son: What I'm Learning by Dennis Apple
  • Giving Sorrow Words by Candy Lightner and Nancy Hathaway
  • A Grief Unveiled: One Father's Journey Through the Loss of a Child by Gregory Floyd
  • When the Bough Breaks: Forever after the Death of a Son or Daughter by Judith Bernstein

Books For Children & Teens Who Grieve

  • The Grieving Child: A Parent's Guide by Helen Fitzgerald
  • A Parent's Guide to Raising Grieving Children by Phyllis Silverman and Madelyn Kelly
  • Healing a Child's Grieving Heart by Alan Wolfelt
  • Teen Grief Relief: Parenting with Understanding, Support & Guidance by Heidi Horsley, Gloria Horsley and Betty Wright
  • The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends by Helen Fitzgerald

Books For Adult Children Who Grieve

  • Grieving the Death of Your Mother by Harold Ivan Smith
  • On Grieving the Death of a Father by Harold Ivan Smith
  • When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent by Rebecca Abrams
  • Midlife Orphan by Jane Brooks
  • When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults by Edward Myers
  • Nobody's Child Anymore by Barbara Bartocci

Books For Friends, Coworkers & Siblings Who Grieve

  • Surviving the Death of a Sibling by T.J. Wray
  • The Empty Room: Understanding Sibling Loss by Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
  • Don't Ask for the Dead Man's Golf Clubs: Advice for Friends When Someone Dies by Lynn Kelly
  • Grieving the Death of a Friend by Harold Ivan Smith
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