Resources on Grief

Suggested Reading


General Bereavement

  • The Courage To Grieve – Judy Tatelbaum
  • After Goodbye – Ted Menten
  • Gentle Closings – Ted Menten
  • Living When A Loved One Has Died – Earl Grollman
  • Don't Take My Grief Away From Me – Doug Manning
  • Living Through Personal Crisis – Ann K. Stearns
  • Remembering With Love – Elizabeth Levang and Sherokee Ilse
  • Life After Loss – Bob Deits
  • Good Grief – Granger Westberg
  • Why Are The Casseroles Always Tuna? – Darcie D. Sims (The Grief Store)
  • The Journey Through Grief – Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.
  • How Will I Get Through The Holidays – James Miller (Willowgreen)
  • Gift Of A Memory – Marianne Richmond
  • How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies – Therese Rando
  • Roses In December – Marilyn Willett Heavilin

Death of a Spouse

  • Being A Widow – Lynn Caine
  • Widow To Widow – Genevieve Davis Ginsburg
  • Widow's Walk: One Woman's Spiritual and Emotional Journey To A New Life – Anne Hosansky
  • How To Survive The Loss Of A Love – Melba Colgrove
  • I'm Grieving As Fast As I Can: How Young Widows And Widowers Can Cope And Heal – Linda Sones Feinberg
  • Getting To The Other Side Of Grief – Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge
  • Why Her, Why Now: A Man's Journey – Lon Elmer

Death of a Parent

  • How It Feels When A Parent Dies – Jill Krementz
  • When Parents Die (A Guide For Adults) – Edward Myers
  • Motherless Daughters – Hope Edelman
  • How To Survive The Loss Of A Parent: A Guide For Adults – Lois F. Akner
  • Midlife Orphan – Jane Brooks

Bereaved Parents

  • The Bereaved Parent – Harriett S. Schiff
  • The Worst Loss: How Families Heal From The Death Of A Child – Barbara Rosof
  • Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death – Sherokee Ilse
  • The SIDS & Infant Death Survival Guide – Joami Nelson Horchler & Robin Rice Morris

Helping Children With Grief

  • How Do We Tell The Children – Dan Schaefer and Christine Lyons
  • Bereaved Children And Teens – A Support Guide For Parents And Professionals – Earl Grollman
  • The Grieving Child – Helen Fitzgerald
  • 150 Facts About Grieving Children – Erin Linn
  • Children And Trauma – A Parent's Guide To Helping Children Heal – Cynthia Monahon
  • Helping Children Cope With The Loss Of A Loved One – William Kroen

Sudden and Traumatic Loss

  • No Time For Goodbyes – Jamie Harris Lord (Compassion Books)
  • Trauma & Transformation – Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun
  • No Time To Say Goodbye – Carla Fine


  • Suicide Survivors – A Guide For Those Left Behind – Adina Wrobleski
  • After Suicide – John H. Hewitt
  • Living When A Young Friend Commits Suicide – Earl Grollman
  • Survivors Of Suicide – Rita Robinson

Pet Loss

  • Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide For Adults And Children – Herbert Nieburg
  • Uncommon Friends – Julie Adams Church
  • When Your Pet Dies – Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.  (Center for Loss & Life Transition)
  • When A Pet Dies – Fred Rogers

Helping Others Through Grief

  • How Can I Help? – June Cerza Kolf
  • Helping People Through Grief – Delores Kuenning


  • Winter Grief, Summer Grace – James Miller
  • The Lessons Of Love – Melody Beattie
  • Through The Seasons Of The Heart – John Powell
  • The Heart's Journey – Judy Pelikan
  • A Pilgrimage Through Grief – James Miller (Willowgreen)
  • A Gift Of Hope – Robert Veninga
  • A Time To Grieve — Meditations For Healing – Carol Staudacher
  • When Bad Things Happen To Good People – Harold S. Kushner
  • Praying Our Goodbyes – Joyce Rupp, OSM
  • Embracing Life: Growing Through Love & Loss – Dorothy Corkille Briggs

Books for Children

  • The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf – Leo Buscaglia
  • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney – Judith Viorst
  • Lifetimes - The Beautiful Way To Explain Death To Children – Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
  • Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope – Donna O'Toole (Compassion Books)
  • Where's Jess – Joy and Marv Johnson (Centering Corporation)
  • Am I Still A Sister? – Alicia Sims (The Grief Store)
  • When Dinosaurs Die – L. Kramsny-Brown & M. Brown
  • Remember... A Child Remembers: A Memory Book For Grieving Children – Enid Samuel-Traisman
  • Healing Tour Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas For Kids – Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.
  • Sad Isn't Bad – A Good-Grief Guidebook For Kids Dealing With Loss – Michaelene Mundy

Books for Teens

  • Help For The Hard Times – Earl Hipp
  • Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers – Earl Grollman
  • Facing Change – Donna O'Toole
  • Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins (Journal) – Enid Samuel Traisman (Compassion Books)
  • When A Friend Dies – Marilyn Gootman
  • Healing Tour Grieving Heart For Teens – Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.
  • I Will Remember You - Guidebook Through Grief For Teens – Laura Dower



Bereavement Publishing (Bereavement Magazine)

(888)-604-4673 toll free

Beyond Indigo

Centering Corporation

(402) 553-1200

Center For Loss & Life Transition

(Alan Wolfelt)
(970) 226-6050

The Compassionate Friends

(708) 990-0246

Coping With Grief & Loss

Crisis, Grief & Healing

For Bereaved Parents

Fox Valley Grief Network

The Grief Store (Darcie Sims)

(888)-564-6018 toll free

Growth House

Hope for Bereaved

How to Deal With Anxiety

Journey of Hearts

National Students of AMF

National Alliance for Grieving Children

National Hospice Palliative Care Organization

Open to Hope

Paul Alexander Bereavement Resources

(800)-538-4158 toll free

Pet Loss

Super Sibs

The Dougy Center

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Twinless Twins

Willowgreen (James Miller)

(219) 424-7916

Unity Hospice