Grief Library

Suggested Reading


How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies
by Therese Rando
Lexington Books

Living Through Mourning
By Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
Penguin Books

FatherLoss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads
By Neil Chethik
Hyperion Press

Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart; 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies
Alan Wolfelt
Companion Press

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?
Trevor Romain
Free Spirit Publishing
(Note: Written for Children; Appropriate for Everyone)

Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times

Rabbi David Wolpe
Riverhead Books

General Grief Articles

These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.


The Journey Through Grief

The Mourner's Bill of Rights

Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.


Helping Others with Grief

A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:


For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.


Funerals, Memorials, Cremation and Related Topics

The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death.


For Funeral Directors

Effectively meeting the grief needs of customers in an increasingly impersonal world takes special effort on the part of professionals in the grief industry. The following articles are designed to help funeral directors gauge their own effectiveness and meet the challenges of serving customer needs.


For Hospices and Other Caregivers

Caregivers have special needs of their own. The following articles are designed to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as those who are suffering from loss.