Grief Support Resources

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Grief Support Resources

Youth Resources

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Current Grief Topics, Including COVID

Useful Articles

Roundup of 16 Best Books on Grief 2019 from New York Magazine

Podcast

ABC Podcast #240: Why We’re All Grieving and How to Deal with It by David Kessler 

Refuge in Grief: Grief Support That Doesn’t Suck – Megan Devine

If your life has exploded into a million little bits, you don’t need platitudes. I made this for you: Grief supp…

Websites

Center for Loss and Transition

Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., is the creator of the Mourner’s Bill of Rights 

Heal Grief is a social support network for grieving.

Refuge in Grief by Megan Devine
Refuge in Grief: Grief Support That Doesn’t Suck – Megan Devine

Soaring Spirits International for widows and widowers 

TAPS.org provides comfort, care, and resources to all those greiving the death of a military loved one.

Grief is the instinctive human response to loss. It is not something we choose or don’t choose, it’s how we are wired. It is the normal and necessary journey we embark on after something we have valued and loved no longer exists. Eventually we become reconciled to grief. We learn to live with it and integrate it into our continued living. Healing is not returning to an old normal but rather creating a new normal.
—Alan Wolfelt

Youth and Funerals eBook

 

Grief support webzine

Responding to Change and Loss: in Support of Children, Teens, and Families for by National Alliance for Grieving Children

Grief Print Resources

Baugher, Bob. A Guide for the Bereaved Survivor. Seattle, WA: Desktop Publishing & Printing, 2017.

Bernstein, Judith. When the Bough Breaks. Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1997. 

Cacciatore, Joanne. Bearing the Unbearable. Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2017. 

Devine, Megan. It’s OK That You’re Not OK.  Louisville, CO: Sounds True Publishing, 2017.

Gilbert, Allison. Past and Present. Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press, 2016. 

Harper Neeld, Elizabeth. Seven Choices. Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World. New York, NY: Grand Central Publishing, 2003. 

Hickman, Martha. Healing After Loss. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2002. 

Kramer, Melinda. Letting Go by Holding Tight. A Mother’s Insight into Loss and Recovery. Jacksonville Beach, FL: High-Pitched Hum Publishing, 2007. 

Martin, John & Ferris, Frank. I Can’t Stop Crying. Grief and Recovery. A Compassionate Guide. Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 2013. 

Myss, Caroline. The Seven Stages of Power and Healing. New York, NY: Harmony Books, 1996.

Rea, Rahani and Frances Weller. The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation. Na’alehu, HI: Sacred Spiral Press, 2017. 

Rosenblatt, Roger. Making Toast. A Family Story. New York, NYHarperCollins, 2010. 

Tatelbaum, Judy. The Courage to Grieve. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2008. 

White, P. Gill. Sibling Grief. Healing After the Death of a Sister or Brother. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2008 
Note: includes an extensive booklist for siblings based on age

Wolfelt, Alan. The Depression of Grief: Coping with Your Sadness and Knowing When to Get Help. Fort Collins, COCompanion Press, 2014. 

Wolfelt, Alan. The Mourner’s Book of Hope. Fort Collins, COCompanion Press, 2010 

Wolfelt, Alan. Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. Fort Collins, COCompanion Press, 2004. 

Zuba, Tom. Becoming Radiant. Rockford, IL: Bish Press, 2018. 

Zuba, Tom. Permission to Mourn. Rockford, IL: Bish Press, 2014.