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

College Resource Center: Managing Grief
Dealing with grief is often one of the challenges many college students will likely face while matriculating through school. Coping with loss can be especially challenging for students away from their family, often for the first time ever. This guide will provide some insight into how college students may best manage their grief and highlight some of the many resources available to help them cope.

Higher Education-Grief Resources
Students coping with grief and loss at school will find this information valuable.  

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

Children and 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
  • We Get It: Voices of Grieving College Students and Young Adults by Heather Servaty-Seib and David  C. Fajgenbaum
  • 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 and 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