Bereavement Resources

National Bereavement Resources

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Helpful Links to Grief and Bereavement Resources 

If you are feeling stuck in your grief or worried about how your grief is going, you may want to talk with a trained professional who understands grief and bereavement.



Brochures, Pamphlets and Reports:



Books and Articles:

  • About Grief
  • The Year of Magical Thinking
  • It’s OK that you’re Not OK
  • Fatherloss: How sons of all ages come to terms with the deaths of their Dads
  • The Orphaned Adult
  • The Other Side of Sadness
  • The Truth about Grief
  • An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination
  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • The Wilderness of Grief: Finding Your Way
  • Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart
  • Companioning YOU! A Soulful guide to caring for yourself while you care for the dying and bereaved
  • A Silent Sorrow Pregnancy Loss: Guidance and Support for Yoou and Your Family.
  • Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death
  • Patrick O’Malley, “Getting Grief Right,” The Opinion Pages, The New York Times, January 10th, 2015.
  • Stephen Levine, “Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart,” Rodale, 2005.
  • Deanne Edwards, “Grieving: The Pain and the Promise,” Utah: Covenant, 1989.
  • Miriam Greenspan, “Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear and Despair,” Boston: Shambhala, 2004.
  • William Bridges, “The Way of Transitions: Embracing Life’s Most Difficult Moments,” Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2001.
  • Michael Kearney, “Mortally Wounded: Stories of Soul Pain, Death, and Healing,” Spring Journal Inc., 2007.
  • Alan Wolfelt, “The Handbook for Companioning the Mourner: Eleven Essential Principles,” Colorado: Companion Press, 2009.
  • Grief Works by Julia Samuel
  • The Grieving Garden: Living with the Death of a Child
  • The Heart Does Break: Canadian Writers on Grief and Mourning
  • Bereavement care for staff Leaders Guide
  • Grief Journey  Explorations
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Books and Articles for Industry Professionals:

  • J. Gillies, R.A. Neimeyer, E. Milman, “The Meaning of Loss Codebook: Construction of a System for Analyzing Meanings Made in Bereavement,” Death Studies. 38: 207-216, 2014.
  • Neimeyer et. als (Eds). Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society; Bridging Research and Practice. New York: Routledge, 2011, pp. 177-188.
  • Andreas Maercker, Hansjorg Znoj, “The Younger Sibling of PTSD: Similarities and differences between complicated grief and posttraumatic stress disorder,” European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 2010, 1: 5558.
  • Annals of Internal Medicine, Academia and the Profession |6 February 2001   “Life after Death: A practical approach to Grief and bereavement” by David Casarett, Jean Kutner, Janet Abraham, and EOL Care Consensus Panel.
  • Nurse Educator, March/April 2003 - Volume 28 - Issue 2, “Strategies for Teaching Loss, Grief, and Bereavement.”,_Grief,_and.9.aspx
  • Trauma-informed: The Trauma Toolkit, Second Edition, 2013
  • Peter Bray, “Bereavement and Transformation: A Psycho-spiritual and Post-traumatic Growth Perspective,” J. Relig.Health (2013), 52: 890-903.
  • What Therapists Need to Know About Traumatic Bereavement: What It Is and How to Approach - Theresa Rando
  • Holtslander, Lorraine, Sharon Baxter, Kelly Mills, Sarah Bocking, Tina Dadgostari, Wendy Duggleby, Vicky Duncan, Peter Hudson, Agatha Ogunkorode, and Shelley Peacock. "Honoring the voices of bereaved caregivers: a Metasummary of qualitative research." BMC palliative care 16, no. 1 (2017): 48.
  • Mitchell, Ann M., and Lauren Terhorst. "PTSD symptoms in survivors bereaved by the suicide of a significant other." Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 23, no. 1 (2017): 61-65.
  • Boelen, Paul A., and Geert E. Smid. "Disturbed grief: Prolonged grief disorder and persistent complex bereavement disorder." BMJ 357 (2017): j2016.
  • Thomas, Kristina, Peter Hudson, Thomas Trauer, Cheryl Remedios, and David Clarke. "Risk factors for developing prolonged grief during bereavement in family carers of cancer patients in palliative care: a longitudinal study." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 47, no. 3 (2014): 531-541
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