Coping with Grief
Dealing with the violent death of a loved one brings its own special brand of grieving. Victim's families can spend years dealing with legal ramifications, guilt, and a myriad of other circumstances that don't accompany "normal" deaths. Although this is a book for those left behind in the aftermath of violence, it offers concrete and practical steps and stages, allowing family and friends safe passage through this incredibly harrowing journey.
A Healing Place aims to help parents cope with the realities and daily struggles grieving children face in a forthright, compassionate manner.
Written from the author's own personal experiences after having lost, at the age of 12, her mother to breast cancer, A Healing Place aims to help parents cope with the realities and daily struggles grieving children face in a forthright, compassionate manner.
Martin J. Keogh
As a guide from a grieving person's viewpoint, As Much Time As It Takes helps to navigate with sensitivity through awkward moments of comforting those mourning the loss of a loved one. It articulates the overwhelming waves of grieving emotions, and assists friends of the grieving to avoid clichés and find the right words at the right time.
Honest, gentle advice for those who have survived an unspeakable loss. A chapter about “the suicidal mind” helps families not only comprehend the depth of their loved one’s pain prior to suicide, but also understand why such desperation is so difficult to recognize-even in the closest relationships.
Deborah Morris Coryell
In this compassionate guide, the author gives inspiring examples of how embracing our losses allows us to awaken our most profound connections to other people.
Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, PhD.
Some of the difficult topics covered in this book are the first few weeks after a loss, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression.
Michele A. Reiss, PhD
Through real-life examples of people who have dealt with cancer and other illnesses, this book speaks of hope and the art of living and loving well, despite significant adversity.
Dr. Kubler-Ross explores the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved.
Susan A. Berger
In this new approach to understanding the impact of grief, Susan A. Berger goes beyond the commonly held theories of stages of grief . She offers practical advice for healing from a major loss in this presentation of five basic ways, or types, of grieving. These five types describe how different people respond to a major loss.
The Grief Recovery Handbook: the Action Program for Moving beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses Including Health, Career and Faith
John W. James and Russell Friedman
Drawing from their own histories as well as from others', the authors illustrate how it is possible to recover from grief and regain energy and spontaneity. The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to move beyond loss, including how to choose which loss you should work on first, how to deal with growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home, loss of faith, loss of career, loss of health and much more.
Singer-songwriter Judy Collins draws on her personal experience with her son's suicide to guide readers through grieving the loss of a loved one who has died under tragic circumstances.
The author covers the continuing importance of the deceased parent in one's life, the critical role played by the surviving parent, and the experiences of younger children, as well as the impact of other types of loss like divorce and adoption.
Judith R. Bernstein
Author Judith R. Bernstein, Ph.D., speaks from the dual perspectives of bereaved parent and psychologist. She weaves keen psychological insight with the voices of parents to achieve a book that is at once heartbreaking and heartwarming.