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 Support Group Resources

Click on the following links to help find a support group.

The Compassionate Friends – Support after the death of a child
AARP Grief and Loss Resources – Support after the death of a senior
National Widower’s Organization – Support for men grieving a loss
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support for suicide survivors
Griefnet.org – Support for adults grieving a loss
Hellogrief.org – Support for adults and kids grieving a loss


Reading list:

Books on Grief and Loss

The Grief Survival Handbook: A Guide from Heartache to Healing by local Richmond Hill, GA physician D. Keith Cobb, MD
A Widow’s Guide to Living Alone, by Judith Fabisch
Bereavement Counseling, by B. Mark Schoenberg
Comforting Those Who Grieve, by Doug Manning
The Courage to Grieve, by Judy Tatelbaum
Don’t Take My Grief Away, by Doug Manning
Facing Death & Grief, published by Prometheus Books
Good-bye, My Son, Hello, by Adolfo Quezada
Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, a Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner,by J. William Worden, PH.D.
Grief, Dying and Death, by Therese A. Rande
Grief Work, by Juanita Ponce-Montoya
How it Feels When a Parent Dies, by Jill Krementz
In the Midst of Winter, Selections from the Literature of Mourning, by Mary Jane Moffat
Living When a Loved One has Died, by Earl A. Grollman
Loss and How to Cope with it, by Joanne E. Berstein
Recovery from Bereavement, by C. M. Parkes
The Stages of Sorrow, by Kathleen Smith
Suddenly Single, by Jim Smoke
The Warming of Winter, by Maxine Dowd Jensen
What Happened to you Happened to Me Too, by Mary A. Kjosness & Laura A. Rudolph
When Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Harold S. Kushner
Widow, by Lynn Caine
Widow to Widow, by Phylis R. Silverman, Ph.D.
The Widower, by Jane Burgess Kohn & Willard K. Kohn

Books for Children

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, by Leo Buscaglia
Everett Anderson’s Goodbye, by Lucille Clifton
Thumpy’s Story, A Story of Love and Grief Shared, by Nancy C. Dodge
Gran-Gran’s Best Trick, by L. Dwight Holden
Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope, by Donna O’Toole
The Kid’s Book About Death and Dying By and For Kids, by Eric Rofes, et.al.
The Saddest Time, by Norma Simon
I’ll Miss You, Mr. Hooper, by Norman Stiles
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst

Books for Parents & Professionals to Help Children

Explaining Death to Children,by Earl A. Grollman
Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child, by Earl A. Grollman

Adults Helping Children & Teens with Anticipatory Grief

A Tiny Boat at Sea: How to Help Children Who Have a Parent Diagnosed with Cancer by Izetta Smith
Can I Still Kiss You? Answering Your Children’s Questions About Your Cancer by Neil Russell
How to Help Children Through a Loved Ones’ Serious Illness by Kathleen McQueu and Ron Bon
Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick by Paula K. Rauch, M.D. and Anna C. Muriel, M.D.
When a Parent Has Cancer by Wendy S. Harpham

Adults Hleping Bereaved Children & Teens

After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal by Margo Requarth, MFT
But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: For Parents and Professional Helping Child Suicide Survivors by Barbara Rubel
Guiding Your Child Through Grief by Mary Ann and James P. Emswiler
Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grown-ups by William Kroen and Pamela Espeland
It’s Okay to Cry: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Through the Losses of Life by H. Norman Wright
Part of Me Died Too by Virginia Lynn Fry
When Children Grieve by John James and Russel Friedman

Adult Support / Anticipatory Grief, Caregiving & Bereavement

Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss and Renewal by Beth Witrogen McLeod
Death in Slow Motion: A Memoir of a Daughter, her Mother, and the Beast Called Alzheimer’s by Eleanor Cooney
Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice by Kenneth J. Doka, Editor
Dying Well by Ira Byock, M.D.
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying by Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley
Fireflies – Nothing can Ease the Pain of Losing a Beloved Child. Nothing but a Miracleby David Morrell
Good Grief by Lolly Winston
Grace and Grits: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber by Ken Wilber
Hand Book for Mortals – Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness by Joanne Lynn, M.D.
Hannah’s Gift – Lessons From a Life Fully Lived by Maria Housden
If Only I’d Had This Caregiving Book by Maya Hennessey
Learning to Sit in the Silence: A Journal of Caregiving by Elaine Marcus Starkman
Living with Grief: Before and After the Death edited by Kenneth Doka, Ph.D.
Living with Grief: When Illness is Prolonged edited by Kenneth Doka, Ph.D.
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams
Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who is Seriously Ill by Cappy Capossela and Sheila Warnock
Smiling Through Your Tears: Anticipating Grief by Harriet Hodges, BS, MA & Lois Krahn, M.D.
The Courage to Grieve by Judy Tatelbaum
The Four Things That Matter Most by Ira Byock, M.D.
The Helper’s Journey – Working with People Facing Grief, Loss and Life-Threatening Illness by Dale G. Larson
The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort and Love to Life’s Final Chapter by David Kessler
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss by Thomas M. Ellis
Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation edited by Graham Coleman & Thupten Jinpal Gyurne Dorie translator
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Abom
Unattended Sorrow – Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart by Stephen Levine
Unraveled by Maria Housden
What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love by Carole Radziwill


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