Recommended Books

All sorrows can be borne if you tell a story about them

Isak Dinesen

Books for Grieving Children/Teens
Chalifour, Francis (2005). After (15 year old boy after his father’s death by suicide).
Dougy Center (2007). After a Death: An Activity Book for Grieving Kids.
Dougy Center (2001). After a Suicide Death: An Activity Book for Grieving Kids.
Kwaymullina, A. & E. The Two-Hearted Numbat (2009).  (all ages re: importance of self-care).
Karst, Patrice (2000). The Invisible String (can be adapted to all ages re: “continuing bonds”).
Loehr, Carole Ann (2006). My Uncle Keith Died (young children, suicide loss).
Lorig, Stephanie & Frankel, Rosalie (2014). Draw It Out (art journal for school-aged kids).
Paradis, Susan (2012). EDNA ( how and elephant with worries-can be adapted to all ages).
Park, Barbara (1995). Mick Harte Was Here (school age-sibling loss, bike accident).
Sands, Diana (2010). Red chocolate elephants (school-aged, suicide loss of a father).
Schwiebert, Pat & DeKlyen, Chuck (2007). Tear Soup (can be adapted to all ages and different losses)
Smid, Emmi (2015). Luna’s Red Hat: An Illustrated Storybook to Help Children Cope With Suicide
Wheeler, Jenny Lee (2010). Weird is Normal: When Teenagers Grieve (written by a teen)

Young Adults:
Seib Heather Servaty and David C. Fajgenbaum (2015) We Get It (stories of grieving college students/young adults)
Kaplan Schreiber, Jennifer (2010). You Are Not Alone: Young Adults Coping With Death

For Adults Supporting Grieving Children:

Berenberg, Anne Hatcher, Scalzitti, Vicki, & Cain, Jack (2011). 10 Steps for Parenting Your Grieving Children
Sands, Diana. (2010). Red Chocolate Elephants. Sydney, Australia: Karridale Pty
Silverman, Phyllis & Kelly, Madelyn (2009). A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children: Rebuilding Your Family after the Death of a Loved One
Zucker, Robert (2009). The Journey Through Grief and Loss: Helping Yourself and Your Child

Rubel, Margo (2001). But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping Children and Families After a Suicide Loss

For Adults Supporting Children after Suicide Loss

Montgomery, Sarah & Coale, Susan (2015). Supporting Children after a Suicide Loss: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers                                                                                                                                Requarth, Margo (2006). After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal                                              Sands, Diana. (2010). Red Chocolate Elephants

For Adults Bereaved by Suicide

Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. ~World Health Organization, 2014

Baugher, Bob & Jordan, John (2016). After Suicide Loss: Coping with your grief
Fine, Carla & Michael Myers, MD (2006). Touched by Suicide: Hope and healing after loss
Joiner, Thomas (2011). Myths about Suicide
Joiner, Thomas (2007). Why People Die by Suicide.
Linn-Gust, Michelle & Cerel, Julie (2011). Seeking hope: Stories of the Bereaved



The Journey (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) -one hour film of the survivors of suicide loss sharing their stories and how they coped.

Interview with Thomas Joiner, Ph.D re:  Myths about Suicide