Helpful resources for grief

Helpful resources for grief

The following is a list of books bereaved people will find helpful. General information regarding grief and coping with loss: “You and Your Grief” by Edgar N. Jackson; “How to Go on Living When a Loved One Dies” by Therese A. Rando; and “The Mourning After” by Catherine Sanders. The rebuilding of life following loss: “Coming Back” by Ann Kaiser Stearns; “You Don’t Have to Suffer” by Judy Tatelbaum; and “The Meaning of Persons” by Paul Tournier. Helping children with grief: “Talking About Death” by Earl A. Grollman; “Telling a Child About Death” by Edgar Jackson; “Helping Children Cope With Loss” by Buz and Joanie Overbeck; “The Kids’ Book About Death and Dying” by Eric E. Rofes; and “Talking With Young Children About Death” by Fred Rogers. The loss of a child: “How to Survive the Loss of a Child” by Catherine M. Sanders; “The Bereaved Parent” by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff; and “Parental Loss of a Child” by Therese A. Rando. The loss of a spouse: “Widower” by Campbell and Silverman; “Widow to Widow” by Phyllis Silverman; “The Widow’s Handbook” by Foehner and Cozart; and “Widow” by Lynn Caine. The loss of a parent: “Recovering From the Loss of a Parent” by Katherine Fair Donnelly; “When a Parent Dies” by Edward Myers; and “When a Parent Dies” by Julius Segal. Loss of a sibling: “Recovering From the Loss of a Sibling” by Katherine Fair Donnelly. Suicide, homicide, tragic death and sudden loss: “Helping Survivors Survive” by Coolican, Vassar and Grogan; “Suicide” by Earl A. Grollman; “No Time for Goodbyes” by Janice Harris Lord; “Suicide and Bereavement” by Bruce L. Danto and Austin H. Kutscher; and “Suicide of a Child” by Joy and Marvin Johnson and Adna Wrobleski. Unexpected Death: “Loss and Anticipatory Grief” by Therese A. Rando; and “Living With Dying” by David Carroll. Homicide: “Homicide: The Hidden Victims” by Deborah Spungen. Don Harold Lawrence is coordinator of SUNRISE, which is sponsored by Shackelford Corporation. He may be contacted by mail at 145 Abernathy Drive, Adamsville, TN 38310-3001 or by telephone or fax at (731) 632-4483. His Web address is www.shackelfordfuneraldirectors.com. Published in The Messenger 5.29.08

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