Resources

Books

A Beautiful Death: Facing the Future with Peace  by Cheryl Eckl, What does it take to face death, loss and grief with confidence and peace?

The One Year Book of Hope  by Nancy Guthrie, Dare to hope when life has let you down daily devotions.

Holding On To Hope by Nancy Guthrie, chronicles her journey of finding hope after loss.

The Year of Magical Thinking, a memoir by Joan Didion’s which accounts her sudden death of her husband and her struggles with denial.

Two Weeks of Life: A memoir of Love, Death and Politics by Eleanor Clift, gives details of her experiences after her husband was diagnosed with cancer and his last days.

The Long Goodbye by Patti Davis, writes of the decline and death of her father, Ronald Reagan

After Goodbye by Ted Menten, a collection of stories about love and loss, filled with hope.

Being a Widow by Lynn Caine, best-selling self-help book filled with practical advice and words of wisdom.

The Bereaved Parent by Harriet Schiff, practical suggestions to help parents cop0e with their cycles of grief, written by a grieving parent.

Finding my Way, John Scheider, grief as a holistic process with opportunity for growth, written by experienced professor, researcher and therapist.

Five Cries of Grief: One Family’s Journey to Healing  by Strommen and Strommen explores differences between a mother and a father’s grief.

Good Grief by Granger Westburg, is a classic handbook for understanding all types of grief.

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis, a journal following his wife’s death to cancer.

The Grief Recovery Handbook by J.James and F. Cherry, a step-by-step plan for moving through grief.

I’m Grieving As Fast As I  by Canby Lind Feinberg, shares the unique challenges faced by young widow/widowers.

Widow to Widow by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg writes Thoughtful, practical ideas for rebuilding your life.

The Empty Chair by Susan J. Zonnedbelt

 

 

Helpful Resources
**I have no affiliation with any of these organizations.**

Alzheimer’s Association
866-AFA-8484
http://alz.org

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
847-375-4712
http://www.aahpm.org

American Association of Suicidology
800-237-TALK(8255)
http://www.suicidology.org

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
888-333-2377
http://www.afsp.org

American SIDS Institute
239-431-5425
http://www.sids.org

ARCH National Respite Network
703-256-2084
http://www.archrespite.org

National Alliance for Caregiving
800-366-2223
http://www.caregiving.org

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237)
http://www.cancer.gov

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
802-296-6300
http://www.ptsd.va.org

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
703-837-1500
http://nhpco.org

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
888-818-POMC (7662)
http://www.pomc.org

National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death & Pregnancy Loss
866-866-7437
http://sidscenter.org

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800-273-TALK (8255)
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Bereaved Parents of the USA
708-748-7866
http://www.bereavedparentsusa.org

The Compassionate Friends
877-969-0010
http://www.compassionatefriends.org

The Dougy Center: National Center for Grieving Children & Families
866-775-5683
http://www.dougy.org

Eldercare Locator
1-800-677-1116

Family Caregiver Alliance
Camps for Caring for Alzheimer’s patients
800-445-8106
http://www.caregiver.org

Griefnet.org
http://www.griefnet.org

Helping Grieving People
J.Shep Jeffreys
http://www.GriefCareProvider.com

Hospice Foundation of America
1-800-854-3402
http://www.hospicefoundation.org

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
800-GET-MADD (800-438-6233)
http://www.madd.org

Survivors of Suicide
800-273-8255
http://www.survivorsofsuicide.com

Burn’s Depression Checklist
https://www.jaxhealth.com/app/files/public/10161/burns-depression.pdf

Beck’s Depression Inventory
https://www.bmc.org/sites/…_/Beck-Depression-Inventory-BDI.pdf