Self-Help Books

Self-help books educate the reader about grief and share ways that grief can be integrated into everyday life in a healthy way. These books are a great option for those who aren’t comfortable in a public setting, but still want education and guidance through their grief experience. These books are often written my mental health and grief experts and/or someone who has been through a grief experience themselves.

General Self-Help Books

Loss of a significant other

Loss of a sibling

Loss of a Parent

Loss of a Child

Loss Due to a Substance Use

Loss Due to Suicide

WIDOWED PARENTS

Spanish Resources

GENERAL

 
  • "Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief" by Claire Bidwell Smith. Buy on Amazon.

  • "It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand" by Megan Devine. Buy on Amazon.

  • "I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One" by Brook Noel. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Shattered: Finding Hope and Healing through the Losses of Life" by Rita Schulte. Buy on Amazon.

LOSS OF SIGNIFICANT OTHER

 
  • "Love Letters; Reflections on Living With Loss" by Andris Baltins. Buy on Amazon.

  • "When Your Soulmate Dies: A Guide to Healing Through Heroic Mourning" by Alan Wolfelt. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Love Letters; Reflections on Living With Loss" by Andris Baltins. Buy on Amazon.

  • "When Your Soulmate Dies: A Guide to Healing Through Heroic Mourning" by Alan Wolfelt. Buy on Amazon.

LOSS OF SIGNIFICANT OTHER

LOSS OF A SIBLING

 
  • "The Empty Room: Understanding Sibling Loss" by Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies" by T.J. Wray. Buy on Amazon.

  • "The Empty Room: Understanding Sibling Loss" by Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies" by T.J. Wray. Buy on Amazon.

LOSS OF A PARENT

 
  • "Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss" by Hope Edelman. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Loss of a Parent: Adult Grief When Parents Die" by Theresa Jackson. Buy on Amazon.

LOSS OF A CHILD

 
  • "Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child" by Ellen Mitchell. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief" by Joanne Cacciatore. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back" by Kelly Farley. Buy on Amazon.

LOSS Due to Substance use

 
  • "When a Child Dies from Drugs: Practical Help for Parents in Bereavement" by Patricia Wittberger and Ruuss Wittberger. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Life Between Falls: A Travelogue Through Grief and the Unexpected" by Julie Lange. Buy on Amazon.

LOSS Due to suicide

 
  • "Understanding Your Suicide Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart" by Alan Wolfelt. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Our Year of First Without You: A Journey Through Suicide and Organ Donation" by Bobbi Gilbert. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers" by Sarah Montgomery and Susan Coale. Buy on Amazon.

widowed parents

SPANISH RESOURCES

  • "Danzando en el Cieal: Una Historia de Esperanza para Corazones en Duelo" by Yong Hui V. McDonald. Buy on Amazon.

  • "Sopa de Lagrimas: Una Receta Para Sanar Despues de una Perdida" by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen. Buy on Amazon.

  • "No Temas al Duelo: Historias de Vida, Muerte y Superacion" by Julia Samuel. Buy on Amazon.